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"Windows 7 Recovery" Malware. Please Help!

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#1 agoh


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:10 PM


I had almost reformatted my computer when the Windows 7 Recovery "program" appeared stating that I had to purchase an activation code to successfully fix a few problems on my computer. Fortunately, when it looked like my whole computer was ruined, I was able to find information in a forum about someone who had the same exact problem. Thank goodness I realized that this was fixable. I was able to download and run ComboFix which seemed to fix the pop ups. I also downloaded MalwareBytes and ran a scan. I downloaded HiJackThis as well and that is when I realized I should make a forum to receive some help. I want to be sure that I get all the yuck off my computer. What should I do?

Thanks! [/size][/size]

Edited by Budapest, 06 June 2011 - 01:57 AM.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:57 AM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include 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.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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