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Windows 7: hdav.exe?

24 Jul 2010   #11
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Can you give us more detail on what happened after the reboot. I'm not sure exactly what what happened, and without knowing that I can't help any. Some others might be able to.
Well after scanning with Hitman, it stated that some of the deleted malware/trojans what ever that was on my computer needed my computer to restart before it could delete them fully, so I rebooted and then it loads up to the screen where it says loading windows files and then goes into windows repair and says that my computer failed to boot up, and it is repairing any errors, then when I finally log in, Hitman and Malwarebytes no longer exist on my entire computer. I am guessing this "trojan" or "virus" is causing this. Every time I log in BitDefender says "Trojan detected" and I select to put it in the virus vault, but Hitman said that it had deleted it as well as Malwarebytes.


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24 Jul 2010   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Can you give us more detail on what happened after the reboot. I'm not sure exactly what what happened, and without knowing that I can't help any. Some others might be able to.
Well after scanning with Hitman, it stated that some of the deleted malware/trojans what ever that was on my computer needed my computer to restart before it could delete them fully, so I rebooted and then it loads up to the screen where it says loading windows files and then goes into windows repair and says that my computer failed to boot up, and it is repairing any errors, then when I finally log in, Hitman and Malwarebytes no longer exist on my entire computer. I am guessing this "trojan" or "virus" is causing this. Every time I log in BitDefender says "Trojan detected" and I select to put it in the virus vault, but Hitman said that it had deleted it as well as Malwarebytes.
I think it's as I posted, you need to get rid of your restore points, and do your scanning outside of windows, with a boot cd, then cleanup in safe mode. Hopefully it can get at what's hiding. A Guy
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24 Jul 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It sounds like this virus means business. Did you try booting into safe mode? If all else fails, sometimes the best thing to do is a clean install. Then you know that no viruses exist on the machine.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7

EDIT: it looks like some people still have other advice. I would save the clean install for a last resort.
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24 Jul 2010   #14
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
It sounds like this virus means business. Did you try booting into safe mode? If all else fails, sometimes the best thing to do is a clean install. Then you know that no viruses exist on the machine.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7

EDIT: it looks like some people still have other advice. I would save the clean install for a last resort.
Yea I am trying not to reformat my computer in fear of losing all my files, because I have no way of backing anything up as far as I know, I do not own a external hard drive or blank cd's and I am tight on cash right now because of having to save it for my rent.

I might just put up with it until I can move out in august and have money then so I can afford an external HDD but right now I am trying to see if I can get rid of it without the reformat.

No I have not tried it on safe mode because I can't get to it with my television as a monitor because when I start up only half the screen shows because of the resolution. But if there is another way to do it from msconfig that would be great I can try it there.
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26 Jul 2010   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You have a "Backdoor" Trojan .... change all of your passwords, using another known 'clean' computer.

You will also need to flush your DNS cache and restore MS's original Hosts file.
Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.
@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click on the file, choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Now, run an Antivirus scan and an Anti-malware scan.
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26 Jul 2010   #16
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You have a "Backdoor" Trojan .... change all of your passwords, using another known 'clean' computer.

You will also need to flush your DNS cache and restore MS's original Hosts file.
Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.
@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click on the file, choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Now, run an Antivirus scan and an Anti-malware scan.
Thanks wherever you found that out, surely it works perfectly all problems solved I don't even see anymore pop ups of the trojan thankfully. Thanks a lot Jacee
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26 Jul 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Jacee is an expert on virus removal. I figured as soon as she said something the problem would be solved.
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26 Jul 2010   #18
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great help Jacee, should he do anything else?

A Guy
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