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Windows 7: Explorer Will Not Load, States Explorer.exe Contains Virus

14 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If it was my computer I would wipe the drive before installing the operating system. A format does not wipe the hard drive/ssd their for the rootket infection can still be there hiding in places like $Recycle Bin and many other places and when you open the path by installing the operating system you can be back where you started. IMHO a clean wipe is the only way to make sure a rootket virus is gone.
Nice post, Layback Bear. If you need help with the clean all command through diskpart, see Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command for cleaning the drive.

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14 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Ok everything is up and running now. Went XP then 7 ultimate. I have disk scrubber im going to run on the open space to clear everything that could be remaining.

I'm using Avast as my active protection and webroot just incase.

Question, is bitdefender better than the two I've mentioned? Besides Norton 360 2012, which is the best out of what I've mentioned?
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14 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I have seen bitdefender cause blue screen crashes, Avast is also known to cause blue screen crashes on some systems, and Norton is known to cause blue screen crashes on some systems. You may want to look at the setup proposed by panais in Good and Free system security combination. as it is a good, free security setup. Give panais rep if you use it. :)
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15 Jan 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Ccleaner has a hard drive free space cleaner that will also wipe $Recycle Bin.
$Recycle Bin is where things go when you delete them. They will stay there until they are wrote over or are cleaned out with a program.
I would also recommend Good and Free system security combination.
as writhziden has.
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