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Windows 7: just got a trojan need opinions

17 Jun 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Outburst View Post
Wanna Thank All of You.....formatted primary hard drive and fresh installed win7ult this morn....running like a just installing all of my most used programs....thankfully i had all most important docs backed up....thanks again.
That's great news!

Thanks for posting back and letting us know. Once you get your machine set up the way you want I'd strongly suggest you invest in an external hard drive and make a system image. You could use the built in Win 7 imaging tool or any of several free products like Macrium free or Paragon free. If your computer ever gets infected again you could restore from the system image and be back up and running in about 30 minutes or less.

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17 Jun 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate

I have a nice back device, but i just didnt think to create a system image....but you can bet probably with a weeks time i will do that.....thanks
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17 Jun 2011   #13

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Excellent! Images have saved me on more than one occasion. My last image restore (earlier this morning) took less than 20 minutes.
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18 Jun 2011   #14
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Glad you got it sorted. Yes, a system image is nice to have since it gives you peace of mind knowing that in a worst case scenario, you have an option.
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