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Re:Uninstall/deletion Issues

By MrEd
Nov 17, 2011
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  1. MrEd

    MrEd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Yes, I have a cd burner in this old laptop. Aren't you going to answer my questions above or was the fat lady singing to loud in your ear? :)
     
  2. jmjsquared

    jmjsquared TS Booster Posts: 144

    -- Withdraw my question re laptop-CD/DVD burner. It's irrelevant.
    -- Time to start building that bootable USB drive in order to re/install an OS on the desktop. You have the links to the necessary tools.
    That earlier "gesture" still stands. Other than that,

     
  3. MrEd

    MrEd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    ?--Back up what you can and restore the system with your Recovery Disk. I don't think you will need serial numbers or product keys. You'll need to make a bootable USB drive to do this, as the desktop has no optical drive, right?. HP has a nice tool for this.:


    I don't have a recovery disk. I have the original Sony application recovery disks (2) but not the system recovery disk. From some earlier troubleshooting, the windows recovery console was installed which is from some recovery file, isn't it? Stands to reason I can get the other files from the same place or no?

    ...Going down with the ship....lol
     
  4. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    No final nods!

    Get a Windows XP disc and do a repair install. Please backup. Or, get an XP disc and do SFC in Normal Mode. Let's all remember, tenacity is what killed the GLaDOS.
     
  5. MrEd

    MrEd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Malware?

    Ran malware bytes yesterday and this came up...

    C:\WINDOWS\explorer1.exe (Trojan.Agent) > No Action Taken
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit)> No Action Taken

    Tried to remove but seems can't remove explorer.exe or even replace it which I was trying to so thus the explorer1.exe (from another machine).
    Nothing from Adaware, Spybot, Malware rerun, House call on line scan, Kapersky TTDS Killer, Mcafee Root Kit, Mcafee Portable AV.

    This is an OEM machine so aren't reinstall files present? Can I offload and use them?
    False positive's you think from Malware Bytes? Also ran combofix if you would like to see log. Thanks!
     
  6. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    If you found malware, go post in the dedicated virus forum. You can post your logs there. They will not drop you.
     
  7. MrEd

    MrEd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Reply

    Okay, Thanks!
     

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