Posted 07 May 2011 - 01:53 PM
After a Trojan blew out an older laptop years ago, I've gotten into the habit of backing up my files, and just formatting it every 6 months. However, I cannot due that right now due to some software w/ a S/N Key that will be wiped out (trust me on that one).
Computer was slow as hell... it's a Vaio 64bit win7 SP1, i7s, 8G ram... it normally jams. I use Mozilla 4 for browsing, and was an idiot and downloaded something from a torrent site and I think that's what caused the problems. Whatever this is also kept turning off my AV software as well as Windows Defender, so I figured it must be pretty bad. I just use Antivir on this... I usually stay away from 'trouble' sites, and have my old laptop for that, haha.
What I've done:
Ran in safe mode and used malewarebytes... this found 1 file and sucessfully deleted it. I then ran safe mode again w/ Spybot and it found 2 files and successfully got rid of them. The laptop seems 'normal' but I'm not sure. My AV is working normal now (not getting shut off at least), as is windows defender. I know Antivir stinks... I'm going to download MS Security Essentials too in a bit. I also ran Combofix, but the readout doesn't mean anything to me. As per directions ("do not post combofix text files or post will be ignored"), I'm not posting it just yet, lol.
So, how do I know for sure that my pc is 'clean'? :/