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Please Help! [spyware Quake]

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#1 sonofnothing


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 05:58 PM

ok.. so for about 2 months now, i've been running my laptop with the spyware quake virus. not much has happened in terms of computer problems besides that annoying pop up in the corner [although my wireless connection does go ion and out often].

i finally searched google for this and found tons of answers. i followed instructions for one of the first remedies i found. a manual deletion. here is the link to the site with the instructions.

i followed them closely, and when i ran the second program [ewido anti spyware] my computer crashed after 15 minutes of scanning.

my new problem: my laptop will not load. i try normal mode, safe mode, 'last known good config'... and nothing works. i either get a blue box with white lettering and then a milisecond later, shuts down... or i get a black screen with a windows style error window that i cant read because another milisecond later, again, it shuts off.

now.. i have pictures, etc. on there that i would love to keep. i know you have all been there before... how can i fix this problem without totally reloading windows.. if i can even do that!

you guys are the experts so.......

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#2 sonofnothing

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:06 PM

well. i just ruined my computer. i ended up putting a system restore cd that came with itin the cd drive, and reinstalling windows.. i thought it'd be like when they sent it to me.. well, now it's all bleeped up and slow.. it's like running windows 95 on a celeron or something. my Nvidia display thing is gone when i right click the desktop, my wireless connection that i had when i first turned it on the day i opened it... is gone.. it's totally screwed.. i'm about to sell it now. i got it off of ibuypower... nice waste of 1500 bucks because of some stupid trojan. bullbleep. i'm pissed off.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:16 AM

Sorry to hear about this sonofnothing

A recovery/restore CD contains a complete copy/image of the entire contents of the hard drive and will restore the system to its factory default state at a certain time. Essentially, it will restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. You will lose all data and have to reinstall all programs that you added afterwards. This includes drivers for any new hardware and all security updates from Microsoft.
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