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Windows 7: Windows "not genuine" but can't run legitcheck.hta - HELP!

06 May 2015   #51
Layback Bear

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

You seem to going in circles. Lets get a starting point again.

What registry cleaner was used??

Remove AVG using their on line removal tool.

AVG | Download tools and utilities

Download and install MSE, update it and run complete scan.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Did you remove ever thing that Malwarebytes found??

Now use this free online scan. Eset.

Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scanner from ESET

I have always removed everything the Eset finds and never had a problem.

When done get back to us on what was found and how things are working.

Run one scan at a time. It will take longer this way but that is what I recommend.

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07 May 2015   #52

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)

The Registry Cleaner I used is called "Remove Tuneup Utilities 2014. It was installed accidentally when trying to install "Advanced Uninstaller PRO 11" which someone on a different forum (TalkGraphics) recommended being as it manages to remove crud from your registry that it seems almost every program leaves behind when being uninstalled.

I shall now go ahead and reboot into Safe Mode with networking and do as you suggestion Layback. More shortly.

Not looking good. The window that pops up when you first log in using "F8/Safe Mode with networking" is freezing on the screen. Cntl/Alt/Delete task manager says it is not responding.

...And now I cant get any of my browsers to open.

...Gads and now I'm finding it hard to reboot from even from Safe Mode.

Okay I have rebooted back into Safe Mode. The reboot too rather a long time (about 3 mins?). And then I couldn't open a browser. So I am attempting to reboot again

Tricky. It has rebooted (v slowly) back to that window in Safe Mode called "Windows Help and Support", except that the window is all white with no text in it - I.e. it has screen has seized up.

When I hit Control/Alt/Delete it's clear that that area of the screen has seized up as ONLY that area of the screen changes colour. Also, within Windows Task Manager > Applications it says "Windows Help and Support" - "Not responding".

I am now wondering if I should reinstall window from scratch? And if so whether I would be better off upgrading to Windows 8.??

I do still have my Windows 7 x64 original CD etc. However re-installing Windows would lose me about 3 or 4 days of my life !!

I think I also have a Macrium Reflect Free rescue CD (from about 18 months ago)...

I did manage to run a copy of RKILL which I had previously downloaded, but I can't get any browsers to open.

This is hopeless. I am now trying to re-boot of a Windows Repair CD.

OK I ran a microsoft hardware check but it seemed be okay. (Although I'm not 100% sure because I never saw any final report)


I managed to download Microsoft Security Essential onto a different PC and copy it over. I then managed to install MSE. However it seized up during the update. [grrr]
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07 May 2015   #53

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)

Is any body out there? I'm becoming increasingly desperate... !!
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07 May 2015   #54

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)

I'm now not even sure if my PC is actually on line.
I can't open any browsers.
I just tried running CMD and thing tried running > ping but it said it cant find the host Sound NOT online to me - although it IS connected to the rest of the network ( this laptop that I am writing this thread through)...
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07 May 2015   #55

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)

In desperation I have rebooted off my original Windows 7 DVD and I am now running System Recover Options. I found a system image on my external hard disk dated 17-03-2015, so I am now "Re-imaging" my computer from the System Image.

The obvious problem with this is that if I had a virus/malware on the 17th of March I am back to square one.
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07 May 2015   #56
Layback Bear

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

If you back up had those two registry cleaners used you probably be in the same nightmare you are already having.

If it was my computer I would just do a Clean Install and complete all updates.

Clean Install Windows 7

I would not put any thing from the backup on my new install until I was positive all infection were gone. (personal date, pictures ect.)

I would then install MSE and Marwarebytes and update both.

Note: Stay away from all IObits programs of any kind.
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07 May 2015   #57

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)

I'm heading that direction fast. Do you prefer MSE to other anti-virus software?
(I read a lot of poor reviews of MSE about 18 months ago...)
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07 May 2015   #58

Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)

If I do a fresh install I am tempted to move to Win8.1 (mainly to keep my personal skills up-to-date).
But either way, how do I know for sure that there are no viruses on my personal data?
(I am told that it is a mistake to even scan all my old emails)
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07 May 2015   #59
Layback Bear

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

I have no idea why one would save old emails.

MSE works for me. It also causes no problems.

If you feel uncomfortable using old data on your system then don't use it.
Just get rid of it. Their is no 100% positive safe.

If you want to use Windows 8 then just use it.

Their is a sister forum you can check out.

Windows 8 Forums
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 Windows "not genuine" but can't run legitcheck.hta - HELP!

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