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Windows 7: HELP!Virus redirects to spam sites and other stuff

11 Aug 2011   #11
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't wipe the drive do this instead, boot your computer hit the F8 key while booting until you get to the Safe Mode Screen and all that-there should be some sort of option for reinstall of the op system from there. If you wipe the drive with the clean all or clean commands you lose all partition information so don't do that. Every computer is different in the recovery method, I would also suggest looking at the manual that they sent with the machine on how to exactly do it with you model..


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11 Aug 2011   #12
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello there. If you want to remove all from Windows follow this tutorial.
Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
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11 Aug 2011   #13
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
Don't wipe the drive do this instead, boot your computer hit the F8 key while booting until you get to the Safe Mode Screen and all that-there should be some sort of option for reinstall of the op system from there. If you wipe the drive with the clean all or clean commands you lose all partition information so don't do that. Every computer is different in the recovery method, I would also suggest looking at the manual that they sent with the machine on how to exactly do it with you model..
thanks for the advice i will look into that..
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11 Aug 2011   #14
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So i uninstalled MSE and installed Avira in the mean time.
-- What did the Avira scan tell you? Avira has a rescue system. You can check it out here. and here2

Equally you can also try:

Dr. Web LiveCD / Dr. Web Live USB

THIS Supervirus might be worth reading also.

Anyway better check out seth's advice first on th F8. A recovery option mght surface there.

Is that a Dell? You can check here Windows 7 PC Restore_Dell

Acer? In Acer laptops you can press ALT+F10 before the Windows boot screen appears and you'll be taken to it's recovery module. Check here1
and here2

If neither are your brand, you can check here Laptop Recovery Instructions

Goodluck
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11 Aug 2011   #15
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

avira found one threat and removed it.. However i just used Kaspersky's ttds killer and it found a threat in a windows/system32/ sptd.sys and it removed it.. maybe that was the virus because when i searched remove sptd.sys in google almost every site i clicked on was redirected.. like if it new i found the virus or something.
i have an hp laptop btw.
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11 Aug 2011   #16
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

How's about to scan your pc with ESET Online Scan ?I just copyed this from here. It was originally written by Jacee.
  1. Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  2. Click the button.
  3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    1. Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    2. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Check
  5. Click the button.
  6. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  7. Check
  8. Push the Start button.
  9. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  10. When the scan completes, push
  11. Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  12. Push the button.
  13. Push
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11 Aug 2011   #17
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

k thanks will try and report here
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11 Aug 2011   #18
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think i fixed it!!!! the file i had removed earlier with kaspersky tdds killer:
Quote:
However i just used Kaspersky's ttds killer and it found a threat in a windows/system32/ sptd.sys and it removed it.. maybe that was the virus because when i searched remove sptd.sys in google almost every site i clicked on was redirected.. like if it new i found the virus or something.
was the culprit i think because know that i search sptd.sys on google no more redirects! but idk its permanently because sometimes this happens and the redirects reappear. will update with more testing
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11 Aug 2011   #19
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Had an HP laptop before..did not like it and swiched to Lenovo.

Might want to run a second opinion again after all you have ran Kaspersky TDSS Killer. Try Hitman Pro 3.5.9.129 cloud based-scanner very light (there's an option to install or not). Activate it "if" it finds still so you will have a 30day removal license. The ESET Online scan is good. That's one of the online scans I use next to Kaspersky.

We have RKill here in the forums and a lot have been quite successfull using it. Corrine can help you with that. Also you can check it out here RKill

On me I'll either check using:

1. HitmanPro
2. Dr.Web Live USB/CD
3. RKill or GMER

But that's just me But do check it again (might still have traces of some sort) and observe your system's performance. Something might got borked from the removal or while the infection was still active.

Goodluck
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11 Aug 2011   #20
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

k ill check it using hitman pro and rkill ill update with results
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