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#1 Lenie

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:56 AM

Hi guys,

I need to back up some of my files from an infected computer.
I have this kind of virus that keeps on pesting me:
win32:vitro
win32:rootkit-gen
bn2.tmp

i have tried using spybot, avast, antimalware byte but it keeps on going.

Before that, i experienced the log on log off loop virus, but now that i can actually log on safe mode, while i am still scanning i am experiencing those viruses.

that's why i decided to back up my important files and format my files afterward.

my question is: if i back up my files using cd/dvd (i mean burning them on cd/dvd), is there any chance that i will be infected by this virus if ever i will open my cd/dvd in my "healthy" pc? (i will just save doc, pic etc.)

if yes? what are some ways to back up my files?

Thank you guys for helping me.

p.s.
do you know how to remove those virus that keeps on coming?
my system restore tab is not working because the properties of my computer is corrupted because of that virus.

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:08 AM

Usually it wont be a problem to backup your files even if you are infected. Not too many viruses are able to get into Doc files. If i were you, I would get into safe mode with networking and download www.superantispyware.com onto your desktop. Then go to "Start>Run>Msconfig>" and turn off all startup items and Services that are not microsoft services. Boot into windows normally and install the SuperAntiSpyware. After the install is done, reboot and get back into safe mode with networking and then open the software. Check for updates and run a full scan. I find this software is the best for removing bad items! Good luck and let us know.

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#3 Lenie

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:22 PM

i can't install superantispyware because my computer says 'msiexec' is missing.
what will i do next?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:32 PM

i can't install superantispyware because my computer says 'msiexec' is missing.
what will i do next?


Instal Windows Intaller 4.5 and it will fix your problem.

Edited by GTK48, 26 February 2009 - 09:33 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:34 PM

will it run to windows sp2?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:25 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1128770

Be very careful how you backup that data

People are reinfecting their computers after reloading

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1144158
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#7 Lenie

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:21 AM

yes, i want to be very careful when backuping my data.

that's why i want to know if copying files from 'infected computer' to cd and opening it to 'healthy pc' is dangerous.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:39 AM

If you copy the wrong kind of files and they are infected you will have 2 computers to reload

Please read those links

google virut

Virut is not disinfectable. Your only option is to perform a full reformat. Do NOT attempt a repair install. It shall be a waste of time. If you do so, the infected executables remain on the machine & you shall likely trigger another bout of Virut.

If you do not know how to perform a fresh install, use this website > http://www.windowsreinstall.com/indexwinxp.htm

Note: If you have to backup files, do so only for MS Office documents & any non executable file. Burn them to CD/DVD. Do NOT copy files from the infected machine to your pendrive OR another machine. You risk infecting the other machine.


sUBS
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:48 AM

"Note: If you have to backup files, do so only for MS Office documents & any non executable file. Burn them to CD/DVD. Do NOT copy files from the infected machine to your pendrive OR another machine. You risk infecting the other machine."

i guess this will answer my question.

Please correct me for the steps that i will make if im wrong:

1. back up my files (only doc,pix) not .exe .html files into cd/dvd
2. full format my pc.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:03 AM

"Note: If you have to backup files, do so only for MS Office documents & any non executable file. Burn them to CD/DVD. Do NOT copy files from the infected machine to your pendrive OR another machine. You risk infecting the other machine."

i guess this will answer my question.

Please correct me for the steps that i will make if im wrong:

1. back up my files (only doc,pix) not .exe .html files into cd/dvd
2. full format my pc.



that should work
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#11 Lenie

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:25 AM

ok, i will do this things. i will update you what will happen to my pc.

thank you!!!

it is so sad, that i need to format my pc. that win32.vitro virus seems so dangerous!!! errr..

at least i have learn something.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:17 AM

please help me again.

my problem is, i can't burn my files into cd because:

1 nero was corrupted
2 my other utility software for burning wasnt running
3 i can't install software because my msiexec is missing

what should i do?
what are other ways to burn.?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:23 AM

That was the point I was trying to make earlier, common sense tells you that you can't backup from the infected computer, the infection has hosed everything.

We need a clean computer with fast internet and a cdburner

You will need a usb drive

We will not boot to your infected hard drive
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:31 AM

oh sorry. i thought i was thinking the right thing.

what do you mean by this? >>> "We will not boot to your infected hard drive"

please tell me what to do. i will listen.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:40 AM

After we make a boot cd on another computer we will make sure your infected computer is set to boot to the cd-rom and then we will let the boot cd retrieve your data.

The infection is on your hard drive, we can't wake it up

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1144158

Here's an example where a boot cd was used to retrive data from an infected hard drive
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