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Infected MBR


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#1 Lolabunnz

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:27 AM

Hi, im currently having a MBR problem as i know now that it is infected i believe came from Norton i tried to run combofix which didnt work as it told me that i had the (MBR) problem im trying to find a way around installing a new copy of vista's OS ive never had this problem so i have the slightest idea of coming to any conclusion i am on the computer now which is running slow (sometimes) 3 and 4 IE running in processes, also when searching the internet i am redirected to different sites i ran Malwarebytes no viruses were found ive read enough to know that it is not detected through antivirus software..i have a toshiba OS window vista home premium....(when i did go to restore to a new copy of vista i noticed i had to have usb or disk to back up my files but on my other cpu it backed up on a drive) if fixing my infected MBR is out of the question how would i go about backing up files

Edited by hamluis, 27 October 2010 - 12:53 PM.
Split from unrelated topic, moved from XP to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.


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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:58 AM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:44 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic356807.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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