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#1 Jeff2009


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:44 AM

I was recently infected by a backdoor trojan, and Bleeping Computer suggested I either reformat my infected HD, or purchase a new one. In the discussion process, I asked about anti-virus and Internet Security software. If my memory serves me, you suggested I run Pro-MBAM along with Kaspersky. In my search, I find that Pro-MBAM is about $25, and Kaspersky is about $80. Is there a free version of Kaspersky, and should I go with the Professional version?

Also, before I began reformatting my infected HD, I transferred various .doc, .voc, and hardware driver files to a thumb drive. I ran Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware to verify they were virus free. Both of these softwares said "NO THREATS DETECTED." When I ran the "free" version of Kaspersky over the files, 75 infected files were found???? The infected files were .exe files with the hardware drivers. I hit SETUP for my mainboard drivers, and the backdoor virus remultiplied.

Finally, because I do alot of online banking, can I really trust a reformatted HD, or should I go purchase a new HD?


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#2 DaChew


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:53 AM

On a clean computer, download your drivers from the web and burn to CD

The Kasp for 80$ is a year's subscription to an excellent protection suite.

A more economical approach would be Avira free or Avast w/ MBAM pro or several alternatives(free versions are not as good as MBAM)

Formatting the hard drive removes the infection

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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