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Windows 7: Supervirus

26 Apr 2011   #21
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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Best option. I suggest that next time, you use your PC correctly because in order to get such a strong virus you must be dealing with (torrents, illegally downloaded music, "adult" videos, illegal software keygen/license numbers, etc)....that IS what gets people in trouble with viruses.
Although what you suggest is indeed often a source of malware, people can also be infected when they are completely innocent of any wrongdoing, so one has to be careful about making sweeping statements like this.

Regards....Mike Connor
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26 Apr 2011   #22
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

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Best option. I suggest that next time, you use your PC correctly because in order to get such a strong virus you must be dealing with (torrents, illegally downloaded music, "adult" videos, illegal software keygen/license numbers, etc)....that IS what gets people in trouble with viruses.
Although what you suggest is indeed often a source of malware, people can also be infected when they are completely innocent of any wrongdoing, so one has to be careful about making sweeping statements like this.

Regards....Mike Connor
Most of the viruses that infect people's computers are often because they either cannot use a PC properly, or they don't have the appropriate protection against them. You're right, sometimes we can't control what we are exposed to, but the right use of a computer, dramatically reduces the chances of getting one.
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27 Apr 2011   #23
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

If I were you I'd buy a new hard drive.
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27 Apr 2011   #24
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

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If I were you I'd buy a new hard drive.
Its easier to format, less expensive too.
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27 Apr 2011   #25
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

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If I were you I'd buy a new hard drive.
Its easier to format, less expensive too.
I have experience such problem before, a format didn't help me at all, at last I bought a new hard drive.
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27 Apr 2011   #26
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnderJonathan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnderJonathan View Post
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Best option. I suggest that next time, you use your PC correctly because in order to get such a strong virus you must be dealing with (torrents, illegally downloaded music, "adult" videos, illegal software keygen/license numbers, etc)....that IS what gets people in trouble with viruses.
Although what you suggest is indeed often a source of malware, people can also be infected when they are completely innocent of any wrongdoing, so one has to be careful about making sweeping statements like this.

Regards....Mike Connor
Most of the viruses that infect people's computers are often because they either cannot use a PC properly, or they don't have the appropriate protection against them. You're right, sometimes we can't control what we are exposed to, but the right use of a computer, dramatically reduces the chances of getting one.
I don't basically disagree with that. One just has to be careful when addressing such things not to brand people as stupid, incompetent, or indeed guilty of wrongdoing.

We are here to help people if we can, not to castigate them for not knowing something, inadvertently doing something they shouldn't have, or having problems caused by things beyond their control or knowledge.

Of course, if somebody is using cracked or pirated software, there is no point in trying to help them, and it is in any case against forum rules.

Basically they have asked for trouble and got it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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27 Apr 2011   #27
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnderJonathan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post

Although what you suggest is indeed often a source of malware, people can also be infected when they are completely innocent of any wrongdoing, so one has to be careful about making sweeping statements like this.

Regards....Mike Connor
Most of the viruses that infect people's computers are often because they either cannot use a PC properly, or they don't have the appropriate protection against them. You're right, sometimes we can't control what we are exposed to, but the right use of a computer, dramatically reduces the chances of getting one.
I don't basically disagree with that. One just has to be careful when addressing such things not to brand people as stupid, incompetent, or indeed guilty of wrongdoing.

We are here to help people if we can, not to castigate them for not knowing something, inadvertently doing something they shouldn't have, or having problems caused by things beyond their control or knowledge.

Of course, if somebody is using cracked or pirated software, there is no point in trying to help them, and it is in any case against forum rules.

Basically they have asked for trouble and got it.

Regards....Mike Connor
+1
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27 Apr 2011   #28
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mach04 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnderJonathan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mach04 View Post
If I were you I'd buy a new hard drive.
Its easier to format, less expensive too.
I have experience such problem before, a format didn't help me at all, at last I bought a new hard drive.
I agree that formatting does not always solve the problem. My brother had the hhd infected with a virus once. Not even full format gave way to it. However, after a low-level formatting my brother had no more news of that virus. Thus, talking about buying a new hdd is too early.
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27 Apr 2011   #29
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I managed to format the hdd I had problem with but the laptop was not functioning as it used to afterwards. I spent a lot of time on it trying to figure out how to improve it.
But yes a format could be worth a try.
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27 Apr 2011   #30
jaypels

7 all the way!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mach04 View Post
If I were you I'd buy a new hard drive.
And I thought my reformat suggestion was extreme. If done correctly sir, a reformat would almost always (I would not say always because I may have to take back what I said) solve the problem. One mentioned that even after a reformat, the virus still persisted. Was that a correct format sir? Maybe the person only formatted the C drive - not the other drives. Even if you reformat drive C, and the other drives have viruses, you would still catch them no matter how many times you format drive C. If the TS has a copy of genuine win7 and has no problems with a reformat, I suggest he/she should reformat the machine. It is the most extreme option but it is WAY cheaper than buying another HDD.

And also, I would be careful next time when I would say that the TS is downloading torrents, having keygens and other stuff because he/she might have contracted the virus in some other way. Have you seen my signature? I scanned a customer's USB drive and caught those nasties. Of course, the original source for the viruses would have been from torrents, keygens and others but what if I did not have Kaspersky installed and I just opened the USB drive? I would also be infected by those nasties. Bottom line, he/she might have been infected by a USB drive he/she inserted when he/she does not have adequate protection.

cheers!
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