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Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby wmawoodjr » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:29 am

Today I found that my Win 7 partition was infected by a virus. I rebooted to my XP partition via BING and need to clean my Win 7 partition. Do you folks have any recommendations on how I can do that? Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby Brian K » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:13 pm

wmawoodjr,

Do you have a clean Win7 image you can restore?
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby wmawoodjr » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:26 pm

Unfortunately, no.
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby DrTeeth » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:39 pm

On Tue, 25 Dec 2012 10:29:10 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
wmawoodjr disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Today I found that my Win 7 partition was infected by a virus. I rebooted to my XP partition via BING and need to clean my Win 7 partition. Do you folks have any recommendations on how I can do that? Thanks for any help you can provide.
>

Try booting your Win 7 into safe mode and do a system restore to a
virus-free time. This is a very successful and oft missed step. It is
for this sole purpose that I do not disable system restore even though
I backup frequently.

Then, it would be a good time to start to backup frequently and review
your anti-virus strategy.

Please let me know how you get on. If you cannot boot your win 7
partition I can help you get your data off if you need it.
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Cheers

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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby AlanD » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:22 pm

On 2012-12-25 1:29 PM, wmawoodjr wrote:
> Today I found that my Win 7 partition was infected by a virus. I rebooted to my XP partition via BING and need to clean my Win 7 partition. Do you folks have any recommendations on how I can do that? Thanks for any help you can provide.
>
>
what's wrong with at least attempting to downloadable a bootable rescue
file, from say Kapersky. You have all the tools with a good XP
partition-internet availability, a way to burn an ISO file to a CD
(presumably, but if not, get one from someone else), and then boot with
it to see what it can find, and clean.

There are also at least four other AV vendors with free downloads.

AlanD
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby mjnelson99 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:24 pm

Good suggestion.

I know Trend Micro's Housecall is a good one. It is not
Linux-based.

Last time I tried Kaspersky they used Linux and it was
harder to tell what I needed to do.
Mary

On 12/25/2012 6:22 PM, AlanD wrote:
> On 2012-12-25 1:29 PM, wmawoodjr wrote:
>> Today I found that my Win 7 partition was infected by a virus. I rebooted to my XP partition via BING and need to clean my Win 7 partition. Do you folks have any recommendations on how I can do that? Thanks for any help you can provide.
>>
>>
> what's wrong with at least attempting to downloadable a bootable rescue
> file, from say Kapersky. You have all the tools with a good XP
> partition-internet availability, a way to burn an ISO file to a CD
> (presumably, but if not, get one from someone else), and then boot with
> it to see what it can find, and clean.
>
> There are also at least four other AV vendors with free downloads.
>
> AlanD
>
>
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby glenn » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:44 am

try windows defender offline ... it should fix your virus

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... er-offline
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby AlanD » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:30 am

On 2012-12-25 9:24 PM, mjnelson99 wrote:
> Good suggestion.
>
> I know Trend Micro's Housecall is a good one. It is not
> Linux-based.
>
> Last time I tried Kaspersky they used Linux and it was
> harder to tell what I needed to do.
> Mary
>
> On 12/25/2012 6:22 PM, AlanD wrote:
>> On 2012-12-25 1:29 PM, wmawoodjr wrote:
>>> Today I found that my Win 7 partition was infected by a virus. I rebooted to my XP partition via BING and need to clean my Win 7 partition. Do you folks have any recommendations on how I can do that? Thanks for any help you can provide.
>>>
>>>
>> what's wrong with at least attempting to downloadable a bootable rescue
>> file, from say Kapersky. You have all the tools with a good XP
>> partition-internet availability, a way to burn an ISO file to a CD
>> (presumably, but if not, get one from someone else), and then boot with
>> it to see what it can find, and clean.
>>
>> There are also at least four other AV vendors with free downloads.
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>
Mary, AFAIK Housecall has to be run from within Windows - not always
possible with a virus or two.
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby ohaya » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:02 pm

Hi,

Portable Apps has a couple of virus scanners and a spyware app that you can install onto a USB stick and run from there.

http://portableapps.com/apps/security

Jim
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Re: Win7 partition infected by virus

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:44 am

On Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:02:33 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
ohaya disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Portable Apps has a couple of virus scanners and a spyware app that you can install onto a USB stick and run from there.

System restore (whistles). Dead easy and has saved my ass on many
occasions; plus it is easy.
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