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Laptop has a Trojan

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#1 Momof6


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:26 AM

Hi, Everyone.


I was web surfing when my ASUS laptop (Model # G73S) running Windows 7 shut down and rebooted itself.  Upon restart, I got the "system recovery in progess" message and let it run.  The system recovery could not "fix" my computer.  I stupidly rebooted and tried to run system recovery several times (thinking myself way to smart to get a virus).


Finally, I attempted to enter safe mode and was taken to the system recovery screen again.  I did a web search and found this wonderful forum.  I quickly d/l'd Farbar to a flash drive only to find that my laptop's flash drive ports have been disabled by the virus.  I copied Farbar to a disc since I could "see" that drive from Notepad.  I ran the software.  My message said something about a missing hive.  Every element of my C: drive was "missing" according to the report from Farbar.


I did some exploring from the command prompt and that's when I realized I was in the X: drive.  I did not have an X drive prior to this virus.  Now, I can only access my X drive and my cd/dvd drive.  Is there any help to be had?

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#2 Adam Pollard

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:09 AM

What makes you so sure you have a virus? When you say it disabled the "flash drive ports", you mean usb ports? Do any other usb devices work, eg keyboard/mouse? A missing hive could be the result of file corruption or disk damage. If you have built diagnostics in the laptop, often accessed by pressing F11 / F10 etc, try running a hard drive check.

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