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Trojans and Catalyst Control Centre issues (Reopened) [Closed]


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After performing the last step, the advanced repair menu was reduced from the previous 7 or 8 options down to two: System Restore and Dell System Recovery. I ran the system restore; it did nothing. I then ran the Dell System Recovery. After that whenever I start my computer it says that it's unable to boot and it keeps prompting me to press ctrl+alt+del. When I do that, it tries to boot, can't, and then repeats the screen. The only point of interjection I've found is that when I press F8 when it's starting up I can choose to run a CD/DVD.
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We will use an mobile operating system called xPUD, and a script called rst.sh to restore your computer.

Download http://unetbootin.so...dows-latest.exe & http://noahdfear.net.../xpud-0.9.2.iso to the desktop of your clean computer

  • Insert your USB drive
  • Press Start > My Computer > right click your USB drive > choose Format > Quick format
  • Double click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe that you just downloaded
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  • Press Run then OK
  • It will install a little bootable OS on your USB
  • After it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installer
  • Download the following tool and save it inside the bootableUSB
  • rst.sh
  • Remove the USB and insert it in the sick computer
  • Boot the Sick computer
  • Press F12 and choose to boot from the USB
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
  • sdb1 is likely your USB
  • Press Tool at the top
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • In the open terminal window, type in the following:

    bash rst.sh
  • Press "Enter" and let it run uninterrupted.

    (The program lists available Restore Points and will save a report enum.log located in the USB drive.)
  • The program is finished when it say's "Done".
  • Type "Exit" to close the terminal window.
  • Please attached the enum.log file in your reply. (You may remove your USB drive when transferring log to a clean computer).

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Once I opened xPUD on the sick computer a menu popped up prompting me to to choose a language. Once I selected a language the program stopped working correctly and I was unable to select from a menu as you mentioned. Rather, the screen turned to simple text and command lines. It said "please consult the x.org foundation support."
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OK give me a bit to check that out
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Any luck on this yet?

Thanks again.
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No there is no apparent solution to this - do you have the windows CD so that we can run system repair ? If not I will give a link to download the recovery console
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Due to lack of feedback, this topic has been closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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Download the following three programmes to your desktop :

1. Wintoboot
2. Windows 7 64bit RC
3. Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64

Extract wintoboot to your desktop
Insert a USB drive of at least 4GB
Run Wintoboot

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Drag and drop the Windows 7 ISO to the programme in the space indicated
Tick the Format box and accept the warnings
Press Do It

You will see it progressing

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It will let you know when it is done
Then copy FRST to the same USB

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Insert the USB into the sick computer and start the computer


When you reboot you will see this although yours will say windows 7. Click repair my computer
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Select your operating system
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Select Command prompt
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At the command prompt type the following :

notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
In the command window type e:\frst64.exe and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
The tool will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.[/list]
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Thanks for re-opening this.

When I try to run the flask drive on the damaged computer I keep getting the message "Could not find kernel image: linux"

Thanks.
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If you could use the different method that I have posted above this will by pass the need for a Linux shell as we will be using windows recovery console and FRST to repair the system
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Hi,

I'm actually uncertain of what you're referring to. I downloaded the files to a flash drive as stated in post #23. When I inserted this flash drive into the infected computer the only way I could get it to open the flash drive was to hit F12 and select to use USB input. This is the point where it repeatedly showed that Linux message. Am I missing something?

Thanks.
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Do you have the computer set to boot from USB ?

And was it a clean install on the USB i.e. it was a formated stick
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Yes, I had to select from a menu to boot from the USB.

I deleted everything from the drive before I added those 3 files. I'll try reformatting another drive to see if it makes a difference.

Thanks.
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The reason I ask is because there is no Linux on the new USB it uses the windows recovery console so it should go straight to the repair my computer bit
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I tried using a different flash drive and this time it says "Invalid system disk / Replace the disk, and then press any key."

After that it shows a few messages and then says "Operating System not found."
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