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CPU Usage 100% and Internet connects only sometimes in IE? [Solved]


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Would it be okay to backup .exe files like for Programs that I will want once I recover? Like the file I will have to download once again to install the program on my computer so the setup .exe files?

Yeah, this backup folder will be a couple Gigs based on some of the files I need to backup like Audio Books.

Edited by dch1314, 24 May 2009 - 11:43 AM.

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Now that I have revisted all the thread I would recommend that you get fresh copies of all the programmes you need to be doubly safe
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Yes, that is what I was thinking so I can't even backup the .exe files either....the setup files for some of the programs I have?
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No to be totally sure you will need fresh setup copies of all programmes. You can download them and put them in your backup folder but do not run them on the infected system
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Okay, and once I do that the backup folder will be over 7 GB's what should I do?
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Also, once I backup all of these files (I think I will have to compress them) I read the paragraph you talked about but I am not sure if that will completely do what you are looking for it to do because I did a recovery before and it still had all my old files (music, pictures, etc just not in the folder I had them in before it was just in the basic My Documents section)
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You need to do the destructive recovery which will wipe the drive and should clear any trace of virut
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That's what im asking how can I make sure I will be doing the destructive recovery?
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If you download the PDF on the previous page and go to Recovery to factory specifications

Start the computer and press F11 as soon as you can
Then select PC Recovery
Then Recover PC's factory settings
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Ok, I was just making sure. Now back to the backup folder because once I backup those files I am go to go from there. The entire folder is 6.7 GB's?
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Burn it to a CD. Do you have a cd burner ?
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Yes, but it's 6.7 GB's how would that fit on a cd?
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Sorry I read that as MB not GB - you will need to make multiple discs or multiple DVD's
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Okay, will do and once I have completed that I will post back so I can go through the next steps with you. It's kinda of scary knowing I will be doing this to mt computer even though it needs it
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I have reformated XP many times, it is not that hard :)
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