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Hp PAVILLION DV9000 series infected with virus

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#1 marron2


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

We pick up,a version of the sirefef DT virus.Been busy with somebody here that helps to clean it.However,my question,according to the IT guy(who helps me local),it might be qiucker just to just do a complete new installation( i do not have a disk).I wants to know,how safe would the recovery partition be.Would the virus not also been able to infect that part.As its vital that i do not infect my other computers too,with this crap.

Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2012 - 11:08 AM.
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#2 TheShooter93



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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

Performing a System Recovery with the recovery partition should solve your problem.

Of course it is easier, there is little to no work involved.

The trouble is that all your information is lost and the computer is restored to factory conditions.

If this is something you're interested in, then yes, it will work.

Having said that, I suggest working with the Malware Removal Team to clean out your computer.

I would run you through the usual scans, but I see you have done that in another thread.

I also see you have started a thread in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, but you didn't follow any of the other instructions given.


Make sure to follow all directions this time (the DDS and GMER log are especially important):

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. 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, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

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It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.

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Edited by TheShooter93, 17 May 2012 - 12:20 PM.

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