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What to do, so viruses wouldn't come back

By Freeman14
Feb 21, 2009
  1. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

  2. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    NO! SP3 is all inclusive!

    We want SP3 with minimal software not even MS updates yet, (as clean as possible) and stable.

    Then install and update and scan C: (boot drive) with Avira.

    Then hook up Slave and scan only it with Avira,

    I don't know what all is on the slave but I hope we find some bad as that will explain your adventures. So we need to scan it with more than one scanner.

    Once Avira is finished scanning the Slave, found issues or not run nod32 (only on the Slave) then follow with DrWeb

    From here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post724044-3.html

    Mike
     
  4. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44


    I currently have NOD32 and Ad-Aware installed in my PC. Should I uninstall them?
     
  5. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Did you do a repair install?

    If so then a whole new track

    No don't uninstall.

    But if you did a repair install then Scan with both first. Is that the full NOD32 Antivirus or the NOD32 Cleaner? If it is the cleaner then re download.

    Mike
     
  6. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44


    I did a repair install with SP1.

    Yes, It's the NOD32 antivirus, I will scan with it when i still SP3.

    I have downloaded the SP3 you gave me, but when I try to install it, some error comes up telling that the process ndis.sys or something similar, is running and to close all applications. I closed applications, didn't work. I went to Safe Mode, still the same. Anything i could do about it?
     
  7. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Ok don't install it at all for now as we want to a stable windows as is.

    If you did not do a clean install then we could have Malware and need to check now.

    Go here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post724044-3.html

    Get and run DrWeb.

    Mike
     
  8. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I have done an Express scan with Dr.Web. It suprisingly found a lot of viruses.

    A lot of them were system files and some of them were those who I have noticed were viruse-like before the BSOD. For example services.exe, svchost.exe...There were too many of them in Task manager.

    Anyway, I have attached the log of what It had deleted/cured/moved etc. You can open it up with Wordpad, notepad. Just saying, because its a different format.
     
  9. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    There you go!

    Now run a full DrWeb in Safe Mode post that log!

    If we lose a few system files as long as they are not critical then we can fix that with another repair install after clean.

    These were already there before repair install.

    Mike
     
  10. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    It found lots of viruses.

    They include .tmp files which where in the Task Manager -> Processes a.k.a viruses.

    The log is attached
     
  11. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    You've gotta repeat the scan till we come up clean. Just went thu this with another thread!

    Safe Mode Full scan!

    Mike
     
     
  12. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I have just done another Safe mode full scan, unfortunately, It found a lot of viruses/threats in the C:\System Volume Information. Check the log.


    Now I am doing the scan again, hoping that it would be the last.

    IF this is the scan where it doesn't find any viruses...What should I do next? Scan my Slave hard through Safe mode?
     
  13. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    System Volume information is System restore so if all of C: except this was it we may have made it.

    Yes slave drive next then any Flash drives.

    Mike
     
  14. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Done.

    I have also decided to completely re-install my PC and reformat it. Just so I make sure there are no viruses left and that the registry wouldn't cause problems after the repair. I hope this wouldn't effect the things you said I should do.
     
  15. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    After all this work! Well now you are clean??

    You can reinstall anytime!

    But up to you!. I will help that why I am here!

    Mike
     
  16. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I just reinstalled, installed the SP3 you gave me. Got a legal versions of uniblue RegistryBooster, DriverScanner and SpeedUpMyPC and now using them.

    Thanks for everything, I will post if anything comes up.
     
  17. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Thanks mflynn for looking in on this and all the help and advice. Great work!
     
  18. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Last question....What anti-virus should I use to protect my PC and which version?

    I want to keep further viruses away.
     
  19. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Avira by a wide margin!

    Mike
     
  20. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Here are four very good ones: Kaspersky, ESET's NOD32, Avast, and Avira Antivir.

    Here is a good breif overview of sound internet security by jbeard: http://www.tech-101.com/system-security/topic198.html

    Where I disagree with the article is that instead of Sunbelt firewall I'd go with Online Armor instead. COMODO is a good choice as well just as long as you know how to teak it.

    I am sure mflynn has great suggestions. Oops! He posted before I did!
     
  21. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Well if you are going to buy! Its a tie between Avira and Nod!

    Mike
     
  22. Freeman14

    Freeman14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

  23. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    She is cooked! When you get a bad enough short to (from the MB) to smell outside the case that is bad.

    You can get smoke from the PSU and replace it and the Motherboard will still be OK.

    Most don't have the good fortune to see it smoke the motherboard so spend time doing a lot of trouble shooting. Well you don't have too!

    The HD should be alright but the RAM is likely gone!

    Mike
     
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