Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: I'm freaking out

10 Aug 2011   #11
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

At this point I'd be preparing for a "Nuke it from space" approach... :/

Though merely repartitioning and formatting your HD may not be enough as virii can hide in the MBR and even in your BIOS on some motherboards. I'd be prepared to re-flash my BIOS and hand clean the HD including the MBR (have to look up how to do that).

Also, do you have a firewalled router or firewall machine/appliance between you and the net? If not is your windows firewall on? If no to both then you could be just being reinfected every time you connect to the net...

Lastly, having two AV programs installed at once usually doesn't work well. They can end up conflicting with each other, either to the point of not being as effective as one by itself or by slowing your computer down so much it's like having a virus itself.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Aug 2011   #12
brady

 

I must agree with seal, with all the work you've put into cleaning the machine with very random results it might be time to nuke it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #13
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
At this point I'd be preparing for a "Nuke it from space" approach... :/

Though merely repartitioning and formatting your HD may not be enough as virii can hide in the MBR and even in your BIOS on some motherboards. I'd be prepared to re-flash my BIOS and hand clean the HD including the MBR (have to look up how to do that).

Also, do you have a firewalled router or firewall machine/appliance between you and the net? If not is your windows firewall on? If no to both then you could be just being reinfected every time you connect to the net...

Lastly, having two AV programs installed at once usually doesn't work well. They can end up conflicting with each other, either to the point of not being as effective as one by itself or by slowing your computer down so much it's like having a virus itself.
I don't think I have a firewall setup besides nortons's should I seup another one besides windosws because I don't like windows anythingwhen it comes to security, I really don't want to nuke my hard drive as I have ubuntu on a seperate partition and I have important files in windows and don't have anything to backup with.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Aug 2011   #14
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Before you panic, try HitMan Pro http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads/ .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #15
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, oh and i checked and windows firewall is on...
Also, i am pretty sure there is still a virus because i google searched again and yea the god damn spam sites again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #16
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

now my norton subscription ended and i am with out protection, however i found this at the comodo forums and i think i am gonna do it:GeekBuddy Proactive PC Protection Tech Support Computer Diagnostics
what do you guys think? Oh and hitman pro only found one tracking cookiee and thats it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #17
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaxPayne View Post

I don't think I have a firewall setup besides nortons's should I seup another one besides windosws because I don't like windows anythingwhen it comes to security, I really don't want to nuke my hard drive as I have ubuntu on a seperate partition and I have important files in windows and don't have anything to backup with.
Time to invest a little time and/or money and back up those important files and ONLY those files (not the entire Windows partition).

Suggestions:
> Purchase external hard drive
> Purchase flash drives
> Burn to DVD/CD
> Sign up for Windows Live Skydrive and upload to there (note single file size limitation) - up to 25GB but read how to do it!
> Save/back up your Ubuntu /home partition as well

Run a utility to find serial numbers and write them down on paper.

Download and burn live Linux ISO such as Puppy Linux 5.2.5 or Knoppix.

Download and run the hard drive utility from your HD manufacturer - blow out the MBR and partition table.

Use live Linux to partition your drive into two making sure the second partition is large enough for all of your Windows stuff.

Reload Ubuntu and replace the /home partition with your backup.

Reload Windows 7 - it will see Ubuntu and set up a boot loader.

Load a Windows anti-virus program and firewall; update Windows.

Reload the backed up files to the Windows installation and virus check them.

(Yes I know there are other ways to do this but this should work just fine.)

Regards,
GEWB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #18
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaxPayne View Post

I don't think I have a firewall setup besides nortons's should I seup another one besides windosws because I don't like windows anythingwhen it comes to security, I really don't want to nuke my hard drive as I have ubuntu on a seperate partition and I have important files in windows and don't have anything to backup with.
Time to invest a little time and/or money and back up those important files and ONLY those files (not the entire Windows partition).

Suggestions:
> Purchase external hard drive
> Purchase flash drives
> Burn to DVD/CD
> Sign up for Windows Live Skydrive and upload to there (note single file size limitation) - up to 25GB but read how to do it!
> Save/back up your Ubuntu /home partition as well

Run a utility to find serial numbers and write them down on paper.

Download and burn live Linux ISO such as Puppy Linux 5.2.5 or Knoppix.

Download and run the hard drive utility from your HD manufacturer - blow out the MBR and partition table.

Use live Linux to partition your drive into two making sure the second partition is large enough for all of your Windows stuff.

Reload Ubuntu and replace the /home partition with your backup.

Reload Windows 7 - it will see Ubuntu and set up a boot loader.

Load a Windows anti-virus program and firewall; update Windows.

Reload the backed up files to the Windows installation and virus check them.

(Yes I know there are other ways to do this but this should work just fine.)

Regards,
GEWB
Thanks for your help, but I will do this if there is no other choice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #19
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Statement from OpenCandy:

Learn More About OpenCandy and False Adware Detections | OpenCandy

Looks like you need to uninstall ALL of the various programs/utilities you downloaded and installed (unless you know exactly which program caused this). Be sure to do one at a time and clean the registry after each (also search for and remove left over files/directories). There are many posts in the forums with instructions.

Also read this thread and see if it helps:

Google search hijack virus. Help m

Regards,
GEWB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #20
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thank you so much microsoft safety scanner found this but couldnt remove it.. so i think this is the cause..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 I'm freaking out




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Had 10 BSOD 0x000000116 in the last 3 days and I'm freaking out :(
This all started a few days ago when playing Torchlight 2, my computer black screened and my GPU fan ramped up to 100% or what sounded like it. I checked the code(278) and found out it was something to do with the display adapter. So I did a clean install of my 670's drivers. Had it happen again...
BSOD Help and Support
there is a red X on battery & report is freaking, how can I correct it
hi guys, i am new at forum. there is a red cross on my battery icon at system tray as you see from snap. http://i.imgur.com/oYNXQJK.png This icon warns me "consider replace your battery" or something like that. But when I unplugged the power cable of my laptop and started using it with...
Performance & Maintenance
My desktop is freaking out and my CPU spikes
So, i'm not sure if this is the correct section to post to in regards to this, I'm assuming so. Anyway, here's my problem. I would be using the computer like I normally would, when all of a sudden, the graphics would start freaking out, things would be disappearing/reappearing, like the taskbar,...
Graphic Cards
freaking out on my system restore
hi, i just bought a samsung series 9 B02 for $1,600 and I had some immense issues with a software I had installed so i decided just to do a system restore: Now I have no applications on my computer, no drivers, no wifi, nothing...even the resolution is terrible. I happen to have another SS9...
Backup and Restore
Computer freaking out!!!
My brother's old pc with a P4, 1GB of ram, 40GB WD HDD and xp sp3 is starting to crap out. The cursor was going all crazy and if I clicked to open the start menu it would close right away. If I clicked on IE8 once it would keep opening then up. Restarted then high pitch beeps starting happening....
BSOD Help and Support
I'm Freaking out please Help!!
Hello Everyone, Last week i've bought a computer. Until now i still can't use it smoothly, let me explain. Nothing seems to be right, my SATA Hardrives are deadly slow (3mo/s :cry:) and this influences my whole computer. A few days ago as i was starting my computer it seemed like most...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App