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#1 oalmi


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:04 AM

I posted this message 1 1/2 days ago in a different forum, now reposting here as it might be the right forum for it?
I opened my computer and suddenly google was funny, with only 'chat' written anywhere there was supposed to be language. smelled like a virus, so I closed it, and restarted my computer only to find out that now windows does not start, it keeps prompting system repairs, and it looks like a virus even more. I read some of the posts, downloaded through another computer the Farbar software onto a diskonkey and followed the instructions. I pasted the log to the other topic I posted.
The troubling thing is that I saw that I have now a new 'disk' called Boot, with the letter X. when I try to restart and go into safe modes etc, the suggestions I get are to download or direct to things on that hard drive, which looks like a virus! I never had an X drive before. please HELP

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#2 wpgwpg


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

 Go to another Windows 7 64 bit computer and make a repair disc.  To do that click Start -> Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create system repair disc.  Insert a blank CD-R.  Then take the repair disc to your computer and boot from it and do the repair.  If that doesn't fix the problem, you can boot again from the repair disc, this time booting to the Command Prompt.  Then you can save any data you don't want to lose using Copy and Xcopy commands.  If you need to know the syntax, type xcopy /? and it'll tell you.  If you still have a problem, you can restore to factory settings using the procedure in your user guide.


Good luck.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

#3 boopme


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

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.
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To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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