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#1 mootie

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 03:39 PM

nasty worm ...stopped on line access and sending porno stuff out on my sons PC. tried everything had to go for full recovery. Will this have eradicated the virus? was on AVG free edition any more advice please
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

A clean install (which includes format) should certainly have done the trick.

A repair install installs a new copy of windows over the old one, making windows work again, but leaving data intact. If you did the repair and still have old data in there, theres a good chance the virus is lurking somewhere, waiting to resurface. I would do a deep scan with your resident antivirus, plus malware bytes, and then scan periodically with something like ad-ware or spybot.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:49 PM

I should have read this more closely before moving this
It depends on what you mean by full recovery, how you did it, and what infection you had
For example, if you recovered from a partition, normally you would be OK
If the infection was virut, maybe not
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:54 PM

the virus was worm.win32.netsky it prevented any downloads so essetially I was pretty stuck with my limited knowlege in regards to moving things on. Unfortunately I started a full system recovery, I didnt mind if we lost stuff as the music was elsewhere (ipod) but the system seems stuck the message states WTLDR is compressed press ctrl, alt & del to restart unfortunatley this keeps reccuring and I am not moving on at all. Looks like I'm bound to PC world or something . Any ideas anyone? :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

Are you positive it says WTLDR is compressed and not NTLDR is compressed?
This is important

Edited by garmanma, 12 January 2010 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:09 AM

Its propbably the NTLDR I cant see the 1st letter clearly as its slightly obsured. I dont have any recovery disks as XP was alreasy installed on this Advent system. I have been looking around on the net where some advice is to download from microsoft on floppys, XP recovery/ starter. What would you suggest

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:35 AM

I have XP recovery discs belonging to another make of computer not sure if these would be ok

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:59 PM

found the solution by pressing f10 whilst booting up which displays the recovery screen from there I was able to start destructive recovery which has cleared the hard drive and I'm back to factory settings I dont mind least I can start over.
I hope the virus is not lurking anywhere I will find out when I down load the virus scanner I suppose

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:21 PM

It might not have been a virus at all. That's why I asked for confirmation on the syntax
Anyways you are back up and running
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