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ok, will do when i get home from work .. .

question.. if my harddisk/hardware is infected what do i do?

i am so close to just srapping this pc and buying a new one!
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Hi lestblight

Don't scrap any thing yet you may have some bad file's that you reinstall IE. malware files.

Well will look into that.

When you reinstall windows did you use some backup CD with all the program you use.

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hey -

i have the xp home cd ..i used that to install the os in

...i dont have many programs installed..

i couldnt even get the security updates off the microsoft page
it just gave me errors

currently-

i have running:

adaware
spybot
aim
symantec/nortons- (i cant update the database)
i updated my vga drive to work with my 20 inch flat panel

and thats about all i have running so far

: ( - so frustrated!
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Hi lestblight

When you reinstalled XP did you have your Internet connection pluged in to the computer.

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yes i did leave it in ....

Edited by lestblight, 05 July 2005 - 11:32 AM.

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Hi lestblight

That is the easest way to get clobered, It starts to infect the system as windows XP is being installed, when you finnish the setup it all ready started with infecting your system.

Things to do when reinstalling XP.

With the system still running make sure the hard drive light is idle, pull the plug out off the socket, Leave the system as is for 30 mins. this way kills any memory resident malware from restarting.

Disconnect the internet connection from the computer.

Format the drive.

Setup Windows XP when installed do not connect the internet connection to the computer. If you have the SP2 CD then install that also. or SP1-1a

Install you Anti-Virus software.

Install your firewall and set the firewall up. Make sure it is set to block all.

Install any Anti-malware programs you use.

When you are happy with your setup, Turn off the system.

Reconnect your internet wire back to the system, Now you stand a chance.

Don't forget you set your firewall to block all you need to set this back to normal.

Now update all your Anti-malware programs, before you go to windows update centre.

Now you can register your Windows XP

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hey

what do you mean by..

With the system still running make sure the hard drive light is idle, pull the plug out off the socket, Leave the system as is for 30 mins. this way kills any memory resident malware from restarting.


do you mean unplug it without shutting down ?
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Yes that is what i ams saying with malware on the system the normal shutdown allows the malware to set it's self up for the re start on the window system.

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so i followed all the steps...unplugged the internet etc

and now i cant even open a browser....it seemed to be ok before i installed the updates... and then it didnt work...

now it ont even let me open one momentarily

- i just cant open one at all


any ideas?


hardware infected?

how should i proceed?
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actually nothing works... i cant open anything... my computer...my documents ...ie... etc
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Hi

can you boot into safemode,

And post a hjt.log

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hey thatman

i thank you for your help

i decided to abandon ship and buy a new pc ( i needed a new one anyway and this was a perfect excuse to get one )

one question... i had 2 drives in the pc..

one as storage... i want to plug that one into my new pc.. should i be cautious ?

Could that hard drive be infected?

thanks.
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Hi lestblight

Yes you can use the drive just do a full format befor you use it.

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well i have files i want to get from it...

will those files be ok ?
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Hi lestblight

Before you use any of the files cheack them with your anti-virus program first.

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