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Windows 7: No Files or Folders to be Found

09 Jun 2011   #11
thepete85

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I guess the best thing for me to do is re-install Windows? I have the CD, but I wouldn't know where to begin, so help with this next step would be much appreciated!

Also, I have my essential files already backed up, I'm assuming re-installing Windows would wipe all the files off my harddrive?

Pete


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09 Jun 2011   #12
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepete85 View Post
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I guess the best thing for me to do is re-install Windows? I have the CD, but I wouldn't know where to begin, so help with this next step would be much appreciated!

Also, I have my essential files already backed up, I'm assuming re-installing Windows would wipe all the files off my harddrive?

Pete
Read this tutorial : Installing or re-installing Windows 7
Installing and reinstalling Windows 7

Click " use the Upgrade installation option " link and follow the instructions.
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05 Feb 2012   #13
DanaDajana

Vista 32bit
 
 

Hi, I had the same problem and this thread helped me so much! But I have some questions what I should do next. I installed Malwarebytes yesterday and it found 1 infection but it didn't finish scanning (my family didn't know its running so they accidentaly turned laptop off) but when i was home, Microsoft Security Essentials (while Malwarebytes was scanning) also found 2 infections (but i didnt start the scan) and deleted those 2. It found Trojan:Win32/FakeSysdef and Exploit:Java/CVE-2011-3544.R

Today I started Malwarebytes scanning again and it found nothing.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 1.60.1.1000
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Database version: v2012.02.05.01

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.19019
Dajchy :: CHOCOLATE-PC [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

5.2.2012 9:44:42
mbam-log-2012-02-05 (09-44-42).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 313439
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 54 minute(s), 17 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

So my question is, did the program delete that infection which was found yesterday even though the scan wasnt complete?
And I checked the 'Show hidden files' today and all the things are visible now.
Is that virus/rootkit or whatever now gone for good?
Or it will make me some more problems?
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05 Feb 2012   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Chances are your computer is clean now.

If you want to be absolutely certain. let Malwarebytes run another full scan, but make sure you're on hand to ensure no-one turns your computer off while the scan is running.
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05 Feb 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Being safe is good. Malwarebytes Anti Malware is a great program. No program does it all and that is why many of us run many things for protection. Here is a free program from Microsoft that you can also run. It will take time, so make sure your computer stays on but not used.
Microsoft Safety Scanner - Antivirus | Remove Spyware, Malware, Viruses Free
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05 Feb 2012   #16
DanaDajana

Vista 32bit
 
 

I removed MSE and installed avast. Avast found 5 more infections and deleted it, one of them was a part of Malwarebytes (it found Trojan-gen in setup which i downloaded) so i removed it too. I guess its clean now, but im considering to maybe install spybot search&destroy because i had it years ago on my old computer. I really had a busy day today with all those things, I even run Tune up utiliteis and it also fixed some issues.
I'm staying with avast now, but i was really surprised when it found Trojan in Malwarebytes setup...
Should i do something more to be 100% shure? i really dont want to experiment more because i'm not really an expert....btw my laptop was on servis 2 days ago (because all folders were empty) and the guy convinced me that theres nothing wrong with it. well i really see that he was "right", if 5 infections (7 if i count yesterdays) is NOTHING.
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