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Old 02-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #21
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Sorry for so many posts. But this is a post where the guy had similar problems as you.. and the guys at malwarebytes did their thing. It might take them a few days to get the files in order, as you can see in this post... it gets done. Hope it helps!

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index...pic=61486&st=0
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Things have gone from bad to better to ok. I used the computer for probably 3 hours with no problems after the Ubuntu scan, then 2 Windows scans. Then I went down for a reboot and lost it completely. Windows won't even start. Not even safe mode. It just read/writes the harddrive endlessly and runs the processor hard. This is before the GUI even loads. The cpu fan spins up to max and the hdd read constantly. Well played virus.

I guess I'll consider a reload of windows. I am PISSED that I have to do this because I will loose my Ubuntu install too, since I installed it inside of windows using WUBI. Thanks a lot windows, you managed to bring down not only yourself, but linux too.
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Sometimes, it'* easier to just do a full system restore.
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Mine came through on a Adobe exploit, alot of rouge programs being designed exploiting Java as well. Gird your self. This RP'* are not virus'*. New age trojans aren't intending to kill your your computer. Most are being designed to extract money out of you for antiviral software that merely turns the program off, some hijack your browser proxy and search settings. They are not virus'* and most Malware detectors don't cut it.

Try this combo Jon. First "Hijack This" http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro...-10227353.html
The program examines vulnerable or suspect parts of your system, such as browser helper objects and certain types of Registry keys. If will give you a list of processes, .dlls'* running. Some you will recognize as normal-needed. The ones that aren't do google search'* on their name. It'* a little tedious but you will find the bad ones. It does a great job of forced kill. After you have gone through the list, use this http://www.emsisoft.com/en/ It is winning awards all over the place as the new "Premier" anitvirus/malware program. It comes on a full featured 30 free trail. The 1-2 punch of them got me clean and back on the road again.
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This from MS will defuse the exploit in the future.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/po...tions/ADL.aspx
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That'* great and all, but I have no access to my computer at all. It doesn't boot. I can't even boot Linux off of the hdd now. The only way I can use the laptop now is to run Ubuntu off of a live CD. I can access the hdd from linux and have access to the internet. I'm downloading a **** ton of Windows Virus scanners for Linux right now. It'* looking pretty hopeless.

I inserted a XP install CD and it BSOD before setup even starts.

I'm really fu(ked
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If you do it the way I said, you wouldn't lose anything. I've been working on computers for 20 years.

college degree ect blah blah blah..
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If you do it the way I said, you wouldn't lose anything. I've been working on computers for 20 years.

college degree ect blah blah blah..
Hahaha, you told me to reformat! Either way there'* no Windows software that can save me now. Cant use windows software if it doesn't boot.

There are plenty of people on here who've gone to college for computers (raises hand). Probably why I refuse to loose this Windows installation. I have no problem spending hours going through the registry putting things back to the way they were.

Either way, Ubuntu is running off of a disk and checking the hard drive again. Hopefully Avast is thorough enough that it will let me get back in to Windows. Time will tell.
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Either way there'* no Windows software that can save me now. Cant use windows software if it doesn't boot.
BS, sounds like it'* the operator who doesn't want to boot.

Couple thoughts. Can you get to DOS and fdisk the old school way. Then put the installation disk in when prompted.

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You can now boot it from a Burned CD or flash drive.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
This program boots the computer independent of any other system on the computer and allows you to reformat from it. Run Ultimate Boot CD from your USB memory stick. A script on the CD prepares your USB memory stick so that it can be used on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. You can access the same tools as you would from the CD version.

If all else fails (shouldn't) you can retrieve all files, then wipe the hard drive with http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads. This is a Linux program.

NEVER SAY DIE!
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I deleted the recover partition and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu on it. Now I'm backing up in preperation for a complete format.

I think I'll grab a vid of Win7 trying to boot.
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