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Windows 7: Reinstalled Windows 7 upgrade to remove keylogger eBlaster

28 Feb 2011   #11
Joad

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Thank you for your input everyone. Sorry it has taken a while to get back to this but this morning I will run diskpart and then continue with a clean install of Windows 7. Will post back when complete.


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28 Feb 2011   #12
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joad View Post
An ex-girlfriend remotely installed the keylogger eBlaster which is made by SpectorSoft.
My goodness.

Sorry to hear this man. Good work catching it though. Now I see why she's an ex.
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28 Feb 2011   #13
Joad

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Diskpart is running but I have a question: I read that a keylogger can hide in memory. After diskpark finishes and I partition the hard drive, how can I delete any files/data in memory? Or will erasing the hard drive remove all memory files? Thanks.
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28 Feb 2011   #14
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

If you're using the "clean all" command in diskpart, it's gone.

What you do need to be careful of is the media you backed up and are planning to restore.
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28 Feb 2011   #15
Joad

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
If you're using the "clean all" command in diskpart, it's gone.

What you do need to be careful of is the media you backed up and are planning to restore.
Okay, thanks.

Here is the situation. I bought the computer loaded with Vista 64. It was a couple of months before Windows 7 hit the market so the retailer/mfg. offered a free upgrade to Windows 7 64. I got the upgrade disk from the mfg. a couple of months later and installed it. It is that disk I am using to do a clean intall. Is this okay?
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28 Feb 2011   #16
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.

Did the Win 7 upgrade disc come with it's own key? If so, here's a guide.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
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28 Feb 2011   #17
Joad

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Yes, Win 7 came with its own key. "Clean all" is running now. When complete, I will partition the hard drive and then return to the Win 7 installation screen.
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28 Feb 2011   #18
Joad

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Reinstall of Win 7 just completed. Windows activated with no issues.

This is the best support forum on the web. Mega thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. I get nervous doing things like this but the instructions in the tutorials are so clear, even I can follow them.

I have already installed free Avast and am back to using the Win 7 firewall as a member earlier suggested.
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03 Mar 2011   #19
Joad

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Premature nirvana.

Just looked at my Windows folders/files. Some are dated 7/13/2009, 7/14/2009, 8/26/2009 and many files that reflect the recent install date of 2/28/2011. However, there is one file, explorer.exe, with a date of 10/31/2009. Its size is 2.803 Kb but on Task Manager the Memory column shows 56,752 K. There is also a previous version of explorers.exe dated 7/13/2009, which makes sense. No other file has a date of 10/31/2009 so it makes me suspicious.

Do I have a problem?
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04 Mar 2011   #20
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Nope, you're all good to go.

Just some proof to ease your mind.


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