Competed 8 steps

By PadraigR
Feb 21, 2009
  1. Hello,

    I had a trojan recently, and restored my PC before I found these forums. Problem is that I had to use a recovery partition because I have a netbook with no disc drive, and no access to an external disc drive. Then I read that it may be possible for the trojan to infect the recovery partition too, so I figure trying these 8 steps would be a great help in letting me know it's fully gone.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Your logs are clean, but this doesn't mean that the system is clean. I would advice you to perform regular scans after each software update. In the mean time make sure that you have a good firewall installed and running. I recommend Pctools, and or ZoneAlarm. These are the best in terms of simplicity, and usability. The best I have come across is Comodo, but this is more suited for advance users. Make your selection.
  3. PadraigR

    PadraigR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick response.

    I have Zone Alarm free edition running, though one thing I have noticed is that every 15-20 minutes it pops up with this message:

    The firewall has blocked Internet access to (NetBIOS Session) from your computer [TCP Flags: S].

    It just seems strange since my router's IP is, though I do have other PC's running on the network. Is it possible a trojan could be initiating this or is it nothing to worry about?

    Sorry if this isn't the best place to ask about this, I already have a thread on the zone alarm forums, but figured you may know something about this.
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