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Win32/Heur bad infection

By martiniqq
Apr 19, 2009
  1. hello everybody...got a nasty win32/heur infection...formatted the computer and reinstalled everything 4 times but it's getting back...I have all my backup on external hard drive and had it scanned with AVG 8 and spyware doctor and they say it is clean...could I be carrying the virus on my external drive?...how can i find it?...also when I was reinstalling windows in the window where you set the partitions there was every time a 8mb partition allready made?...please help...
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Instead of formatting, next time remove the partition(s) only
    Info here:
    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)
    http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/sp2sp3installxpcdoldhdd/indexfullpage.htm

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)
    http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/sp2sp3installxpcdoldhdd/indexfullpage.htm

    Vista Repair:
    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winvista/index.htm (index page)
    http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/repairstartup/repairstartup.htm (guide)

    * Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files

    You are also best to uninstall AVG8 and Spyware Doctor
    Preference given to free Avira Antivirus and Malwarebytes
    Then scan your external drive ;)
     
  3. martiniqq

    martiniqq TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks a lot...running malware and downloading avira...will get back...thanks
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. martiniqq

    martiniqq TS Rookie Topic Starter

    avira is great...allready found several threates on my external drive...
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

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