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#1 bhardini

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:18 AM

My computer was infected some time ago. Then i had moved to another state. I had recieved my computer in the mail and been using it for about a month, then symantec decided that it would magically detect it. Removal tool they offered wouldn't detect it so i thought i was fine. Then i had tried to load an mp3 at my computer at work a few weeks later that i had written to a cd from before the move. My job"s Norton identified the virus as soon as i tried to copy one of the specific mp3's. I had talked to one of my co-workers and they refered me here. I think my best bet is to wipe C: because the guy that i had talked to at symantec told me there was no way for me to identify all the infected files and things that needed to be done to my computer. I have changed all of my bank accounts and any passwords that i may have possibly used online using my home computer. Can anyone possibly suggest a wipe program and any helpfull instructions?

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:31 AM

DO NOT FORMAT until you hear from more people on this site, but the best way to wipe your computer is to do a clean install with your OS disk.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:34 AM

i don't have an OS disk. my computer came with OS already installed. My backup is partitioned to another drive.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:07 AM

After googling this infection for almost 30 minutes I would suggest a clean install of the OS

I agree with the symantec tech

The infection runs very deep, but seems to just ruin all media files it can get to.

I don't think it would bother your recovery partition so a manufacturer reinstall without wipe would be OK.
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