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Need to clean harddrives and USB pin drives


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#1 IMSAI 8080

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

EDIT:Moved from Win7 to the Am I Infected forum.~~ boopme

After finding adds and misdirects I checked and found a old Java script back door exploit in a Java cache. Java should have been updated but AVG had always been clean except for Jave cache.
As always I have used Gparted to copy the OS partition onto backup drives. After finding that MBRcheck reviled a non standard MBR In a panic I used /fixmbr which changed the MBR back to std win 7 and now back to normal OS operations. The MBR is now the same as a fresh install on a new drive so the MBR had changed at some point and now I have 3 drives with OS's that I can not trust and any pin drive that were in the OS. Its hard to regen the OS but its done, data is safe but now to clean up the mess !
Now the bottom line is I do not know what I had, nor how the MBR was changed or what it did to the backup's and the USB drives, but have to clean the mess some how to returned them to service. Now I am just not sure if a full format, disk wipe, or what would be good fix for the hard drives and then what to do for the pin drives. Can I still trust the drives after cleaning and Gparted for doing backup of a new clean install ?

Thanks to all that contribute to these great forums !
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Edited by boopme, 30 July 2012 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Hello,sorry you have waited. I feel though is best to start a new topic with this info and a DDS log so we can get a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If GMER won't run (it may not on a 64 bit system) skip it and move on.

Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thank you for the replying and it's now a new topic in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs as MBR Trojan horse.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

You're welcome!

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

The current wait time is 1 - 5 days and ALL logs are answered.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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