I have a problem here with a virus I cannot figure out. I completely restored a Toshiba windows 7 starter mini computer with windows 7 to factory defaults. The computer is several years old according to it's owner - possibly five to seven years old. As soon as I got it restarted, I deleted the old Norton Virus from the add/remove, then downloaded and installed Microsoft Security Essentials as quick as I could. I did a quick scan with Microsift Security Essentials and it found the TrojanWin32Repexit on my system. It was in quarantine. In fact, I reinstalled it to factory defaults, complete factory restore, again and it done the very same thing and I found it on my system again. I am beginning to wonder if it was possible in the factory restore defaults. The factory restore is on a portion of the hard drive. When I ran it the full scan with MSE it got about three quarters through the scan and I lost windows explorer. I could not get it back and this is the reason for the second factory restore. I am now in the process of doing a full scan again so I am keeping my fingers crossed I don't lose my windows explorer again. Without windows explorer I just have a blank desk top. If I lose my windows explorer again, I may need help on getting it restored.
Edited by hamluis, 17 August 2015 - 04:59 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.