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Windows 7: ZeroAccess! Attention: cottonball

30 May 2013   #31

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Glad to help.

You probably will not trade your experience in Cambodia for anything.

Now, it is time for both of us to watch jumanji's magic!!

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02 Jun 2013   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

jumanji does not have a magic wand.:)

ducat1base, good that you did not find the shortcut this time. So cottonball magic has worked.

The 02ETTT and the blank folder do seem to contain a lot of files. Are these different from what you have recovered from the Recycle bin? If so, were you not interested in those files?

The one thing that surprises me now is how your data files got into the recycle bin.

Anyway, coming to formatting your Toshiba External drive, I am not sure about the demo version of the enterprise edition and the feature limitations in that.

So I would rather recommend that you format your Toshiba external drive with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Free Download It is only a 96KB download and so you can manage easily.

Remove all other external drives except the drive you want to format so that you cannot make any mistake of formatting a wrong drive.

Once you download it, just right click on the .exe file and Run it as administrator. Check that the right drive is selected and format it.

I am off from SevenForums till 11th inst.
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02 Jun 2013   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium


I am off from SevenForums till 11th inst.

Haven't heard that said for at least 50 years, or even longer.

Exemplative of manners, custom, etc.:

inst. (instante mense): this month
prox. (proximo mense): next month
ult. (ultimo mense): last month
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02 Jun 2013   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

I didn't know about prox. and ult. Should start using it henceforth.

Merci beaucoup.:)
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04 Jun 2013   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

The disk is formatted. I'm cured! Thanks, cottonball and jumanji. It only took two weeks and four pages to get it all cleaned out ;-)

Thanks for the concise instruction. I was worried everything would be over my head but you both brought it down to my level and I learned quite a lot along the way.

I wish you both the best solving other users' problems!
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05 Jun 2013   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium


Avec plaisir!


Glad you got the issue sorted out.

We used several programs that you do not need to keep. Some of them change very often, and an older version would not do much good. You can remove the following programs and their reports from the Desktop:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Rootkit
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Last, press the Windows key and the R key, simultaneously.
Copy/paste the text inside the quote box into the Open field of the Run prompt.

Combofix /Uninstall
Click: OK

As far as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is concerned, you may want to keep it.

Good luck!!!
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