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#61
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You are not providing me information.
  • Were you able to repair Windows?
  • How is it running?
  • Are there previous Restore Points?
  • Have you checked the Device manager for the rootkit?
  • Are you ready to backup?
  • Is there a partition in the computer you can use to backup your data?
I need to know what's going on in the computer. The more information you provide the better picture I can see.
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Oh sorry! I totally missed your post!

Edited by networkz, 14 January 2009 - 05:32 PM.

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[posting outside the question]

networkz,

have you watched the game last night , Rockets vs Lakers ? Was it good ? Rockets almost owned Lakers .
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Ok just to make sure,

I booted up the XP CD; pressed "Enter" then pressed F8 to "agree" and I'm at this page:

If one of the following Windows XP installations is damanged, Setup can try to repair it.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an installation.

- To repair the selected Windows XP Installation, press R

- To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing, press ESC.

then down theirs a box and with only one thing there, called "C:\WINDOWS "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"

so I basically just press "R" right?
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Guys...? lol
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yep...press r
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Any progress?
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I haven't done it yet =( trying to find my Windows XP CD arghhh
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Keep us posted!
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OKAY! I did the repair thing and I just backed up my stuff

If I move the C:\ files onto my F:\ drive, would that be alright as backup?

or should I put it on laptop instead?
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Ok, I used my Windows XP Pro CD and repaired my Windows, I'm now able to head into Windows without any errors.

Whats next captain?

I moved most of my important files from C:\ to F:\ ; would that be fine and okay? If I reformat C:\ and the stuff in F:\ would be untouched right?

It's 5:20am(PST on the West Coast) took me awhile to backup most of the stuff and I'm heading to bed now, I'll be awake in 10hrs lol
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Ok, I used my Windows XP Pro CD and repaired my Windows, I'm now able to head into Windows without any errors.

Whats next captain?

I moved most of my important files from C:\ to F:\ ; would that be fine and okay? If I reformat C:\ and the stuff in F:\ would be untouched right?

It's 5:20am(PST on the West Coast) took me awhile to backup most of the stuff and I'm heading to bed now, I'll be awake in 10hrs lol

Now the decision is yours, I can give you instructions to Scan the computer for rootkits and backdoor Trojans. If found, the best way to remove all traces of these will be to reformat the C:\ partition and re-install windows. I am moving the topic to the Malware forum.

Posted Image Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly.

Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
  • Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
  • Close any open browsers.
  • Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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    • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
    • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

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    • Close any open browsers.
    • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
    • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
    • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.

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  • Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • If you receive a message that Combofix has detected the presence of rootkit activity and needs to reboot, kindly write down on paper the list of files present in the message before continuing, and post it in your next reply.
  • Install the Recovery Console upon request.
  • When finished, it will produce a report for you.
  • Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
**Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**
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[posting outside the question]

networkz,

have you watched the game last night , Rockets vs Lakers ? Was it good ? Rockets almost owned Lakers .


No I didn't lol, I watched the Canucks get destroyed by NJ ==;; The Rockets played good I heard even without Artest and Tmac
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JSntgRvr; are my files in F:\ safe from reformating and safe overall?
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anyone? :)
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