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penelopepony

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TY again so much for all previous help, since my trojan.W32.Looksky, I've encountered a BIG LOSS, & BIG issue with FRONTPAGE, I can't publish.

Up to before the virus, updating my sites was a breeze, well, after I accidentally figured out how to have to files both titled "Index.htm," on one computer, which I thought was impossble, but did happen once I accidentally had web, web1, web2, & web3 appear in my drop down options.

One thing I just found out, when attempting to do a file/folder search is that the adware program I thought was going to fix my problem, is linked to the location, I am seeking a fix, but have no interest in any part of that adware software, except to get my $42 refunded.

TY again, :whistling:
penelopepony

Edited by Keith, 10 September 2007 - 05:52 PM.

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dr.huynh

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The best way to clean an infected hard drive is to connect it to a clean, working computer system, and following the directions in this Geekstogo forum post:

http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

Make sure to set the parameters of each antivirus/antispyware/antimalware program to scan the problematic drive 'cause when you connect your infected hard drive to a different computer, the hard drive will not be detected as the default C: drive letter.
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wannabe1

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Hi penelopepony...

I would not recommend putting an infected drive into a clean computer unless you really enjoy removing malware. You'll end up with two infected drives.

I would recommend that you wait to hear from the malware experts to see what is shown in the logs you have posted in the Malware Forum. If you don't hear something soon, post a link to your Malware topic in the Waiting Room.

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LOL.

It's interesting how an admin of Geekstogo would establish the assumption that connecting an infected drive into a clean computer would infect both drives.

The reason behind my method is to ensure Windows operating system in the infected drive does not boot.

To follow the directions in the Geekstogo forum post at http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html, you'll need to have access to a Windows operating system.

When you connect the infected drive to a clean system, just make sure the infected drive is NOT set as the Primary Master drive. Furthermore, the infected drive should be detected by Windows as a drive letter other than C:.

ROFLMAO. I can't stop laughing at wannabe1's advice. Tell me... how does a clean computer get infected from a non-booted infected drive? Give me one good example and I will praise you. Otherwise, I don't mind taking the admin status off your hands.
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wannabe1

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dr.huynh:

How you find my advice is of little concern to me...nor need I defend giving it. The machine in question runs and there is no reason to remove the drive and install it to another platform to clean it.

What does concern me is the fact that you have violated the Geeks to Go Terms of Use twice in just this one topic. I've included a link to the TOU for you so you can read it again. I'm also placing you on Mod Review until we can see that you understand the agreement and can post in accordance with it. If you take issue with my decision, please feel free to PM any member of the Admin team.

penelopepony...

Let the Malware experts help you sort this out. I'll see if I can hurry the process along for you, but the malware folks are really against the wall right now. Please be patient (as if you hadn't already), we have a great malware team here.
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THANK YOU,

I'm sorry I created such a mucky mess :whistling: . While I did understand the how-to's of taking the HD out, I was a bit leary, but hey, I've only installed & uninstalled 1 in my whole life, and was concidering, and except the fact that once I get this stupid house sold, and having the other casino site, that even if the thing never drops a dime in my pocket, having a back up pc is crazy not to have in this day and age.

I'm a bit lazy when it comes to crawling under my desk, w/flashlight, and unhooking everything, so that I can pull the tower to the desk & pull the HD out, and drive 30 miles to my 19yr old sons/ex's house and hang in town for as long as it takes (Should I not have to wait for him to get done hanging out with his friends).

While the sluggish blue screen doesn't make me happy :help: , it does finally after a wait get to the normal desktop. In short, working in the malware area seems to be the easiest.

THANK YOU ALL, your truly appreciated.

penelopepony :blink:
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You didn't create a mess, penelopepony...You were a victim of one. :whistling: You have my apologies.

If you are still having problems with this after you finish in malware, please post back to this thread and we'll continue to help you here.

Did you notice that your Malware Topic has been replied to?
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