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Post by Celina268 on Sat 26 Jan 2013, 6:17 am

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We are infected with the FBI virus. I cannot start in safe mode. I know I need a boot disc so I am out buying a CD and flash now. After that, I have no idea how to make a boot disc or what to do next. Of course this happens with my presentation due Monday!!! Thank you for your help! (We have Windows 7 desktop)

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Superdave on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 5:28 am

The easiest way to do this in Windows 7 is to use the instructions at the bottom of the DiskCleanup utility where you can wipe out all your Restore points. The reason for doing this is because Malware likes to hide in the Restore points and the minute you use System Restore, your computer is infected again. Once that is done, you can create a new Restore Point by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Properties. Next, select System Protection and select "create a new Restore point" down at the bottom of the pop-up box.

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Celina268 on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 6:36 am

Ok, so the combofix restore point is ok to still have on there. I just create my own though?

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Superdave on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 7:28 am

Celina268 wrote:Ok, so the combofix restore point is ok to still have on there. I just create my own though?
ComboFix was not installed in the correct place that's why I had to use a special tool to remove it and it didn't create a new Restore Point.

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Celina268 on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 8:07 am

In system restore if I click restore, under 'recommended restore' it says:

Time: 1/29/2013 2:13;40PM
Description: Install: ComboFix Created Restore Point
Current Time Zome: Central Standard Time


So, I think ComboFix DID create a restore point.

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Superdave on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 10:08 am

Celina268 wrote:In system restore if I click restore, under 'recommended restore' it says:

Time: 1/29/2013 2:13;40PM
Description: Install: ComboFix Created Restore Point
Current Time Zome: Central Standard Time


So, I think ComboFix DID create a restore point.
That's great. I learn something new everyday.

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Post by Celina268 on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 10:39 am

So, then I am guessing it's ok to leave that one on the computer too.

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Superdave on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 11:12 am

Celina268 wrote:So, then I am guessing it's ok to leave that one on the computer too.
Yes, it should be a good, clean restore point.

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Celina268 on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 1:18 pm

Cool, thanks for all your hard work helping me! Where do I go to leave a donation! ;) You were great, seriously! I didn't think I'd get that stupid thing off my computer!

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Celina268 on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 1:21 pm

By the way, I was being silly....I know where the Donate tab is!

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Re: FBI virus

Post by Superdave on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 1:27 pm

You're welcome. I will lock this thread. If you need it re-opened, please send me a pm.

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