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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:54 PM

I would really like to learn this wonderful tool, but it seems completely foreign to me to understand.  Can anyone suggest a place to learn it?  I've already looked at this Tutorial but it is way over my head.

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

 

Working on a pc now that needs file system repairs after Malware Attack, but sfc /scannow won't fix them.  Ran FRST but as always don't know how to use it.  Maybe there is a course I could take or something?

 

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

You might consider applying for the Malware Removal Training Program,



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:39 PM

That tutorial is the reference. There's no "easy" course to learn how to use it.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:36 AM

I applied Nick but was turned down.  I'm looking into OTHER alternatives if I they won't accept me here.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:41 AM

That tutorial is the reference. There's no "easy" course to learn how to use it.

I don't have a strong background in system files or file manipulation but if it was explained to me I think I could learn.  That tutorial is really geared towards advanced users and that is not me.  I'm sure not everyone can learn from that Tutorial, and even some IT Pro's may not follow it.

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:08 PM

The problem isn't with FRST. The tool is easy to use, the syntax is simple, and the way it works is pretty straightforward. What you need to learn is malware removal: identify malicious files, what these threats are, what they do, how they affect the system, why they are located where they are, and how to remove them without damaging the system you're working on. This isn't something that can learned "easily" and there's no "easy tutorial" or "dumbed down" tutorial on the matter. If you really want that kind of tutorial, just Google "how to remove malware" and you'll see the same combo of configmgr, taskmgr, regedit (Run, RunOnce keys), etc. everywhere. But the truth is that this is only a fraction of what you really need to do in order to remove an infection.

tl;dr: What you're asking for doesn't exist, and the best reason for it is because malware removal isn't easy, nor is it a game.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:33 PM

I never meant to say there is anything wrong with FRST, but I need to learn how to do these things, what is my next step if I cannot get help here?


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

I know you didn't say that, I'm just saying that FRST isn't hard to learn how to use, but what it is used for is.

You could check out other UNITE schools (if you have a possiblity of applying).

https://www.uniteagainstmalware.com/

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:46 PM

Thanks Aura!  I know of this link but not sure I'm capable of following one if them, and if it is something that I have to pay for it would be a waste.  Do you have any suggestions to this dilemma?  I could start at a lower level and work up, but still not sure where to start.  At the same time, having health issues, trying to work a little and not doing to much schooling all at once.

 

I just spent most of the day trying to get some Files repaired using sfc, and then DISM, seems to have worked so far?  Trying to avoid Full Clean Installs, it's to much work for me.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:50 PM

All of these courses are free, you don't need to pay for any of them.

Also, Malware Removal requires a lot of time and investment, so if you cannot commit yourself to it (at least, a decent amount of your time), there's nothing really you can do.

Repairing corrupt, patched, damaged, etc. files with SFC and DISM isn't really part of the Malware Removal Training, however, it is part of the Sysnative Windows Update training.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:45 PM

 

I applied Nick but was turned down.

When i first joined BC I was also turned down, And now I'm a moderator, Don't give up.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:48 PM

When i first joined BC I was also turned down, And now I'm a moderator...

I'm not not sure what that says about the entry prerequisites for the positions :whistle:



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:55 PM

 

When i first joined BC I was also turned down, And now I'm a moderator...

I'm not not sure what that says about the entry prerequisites for the positions :whistle:

Aura, I think John needs more homework and I also think he needs to clean up the staff room as punishment for that.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

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