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Got a virus that took over can't run any clean up or virus scan

Virus took over virus protection (avast) then speard and took over everything even restore says I am not authorized to run restore

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  • rthomas986 Jan 05, 2009

    already tried that want let anything run from cd drive

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You may have to run the system recovery cd/windows setup cd and reset everything
formatting the drive looses all of your data, if you have a windows cd you may be able to do a revovery but this dosen't erase the virus

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first off you have a choice you can either run virus scan to attempt to remove it from with in safe mode

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or reinstall the whole OS

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so whilst the pc is still in start up (POST) rapidly press f8
this will take you through to a start up menu choose safe mode at the top.

once booted up log in and run antivirus software such as bitdefender/avast/avg and others. I recommend avast (personal preference) if nothing Is found look for more in depth for a better anti virus program.

formatting will technically remove a virus from a HDD but if you format your OS your screwed and it is unlikely that a virus will install itself to your second drive so ignore this. (don't even attempt to format)

this is a last resort if you cant solve it.
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How to remove virus on Toshiba external hard drive


I assume you don't have an antivirus program installed. Go here:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?id=29&sort=7

Download, install and run these FREE apps and any other apps you feel
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1. Avira Antivirus or Avast Antivirus
2. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
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Just make sure to select your external drive so it's included in the scan.

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To a Hp System ( pentium 4 ) i put a pen drive. Cpu detects and try to install by itself during the process cpu gets Stucked


Just do the following steps and your issue will be resolved.


1) Delete all unwanted data from Drive C.


2) Delete all data that you have copied from Drive C to External HDD


3) Open My computer and go to Tools---> Folder Options---->Click on View Tab----> Check 'Show hidden files and folders' and select OK.


4) Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp and Delete everything that you see inside Temp Folder


5) Go to C:\WINDOWS\ here you will find folders like $hf_mig$, here you will have to Delete all the folders starting and ending with $ sign.


6) Empty Recycle bin and restart the PC



Go to 'Start' and then Run
write "msconfig" inside Run tab and press 'enter'
inside the 'System configuration utility' window click on 'startup' tab then uncheck all the applications except your current antivirus and press apply then 'ok' and then 'exit without restart' option.

Now right click My Computer and go to properties tab.
click 'Advanced' tab then under performance menu click on 'settings'
go to 'Advanced' click on 'change' and increase your virtual memory to 2048 in both spaces.
Now restart windows.


There are many things that might cause your PC to run slowly. It could be a fragmented disk; fragmented registry; a virus, Trojan, or spy ware; high CPU and/or utilization due to too many programs running; high disk I/O; or something else.

To check your CPU and memory utilization, run Task Manager. You can start Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then clicking on the Task Manager Button. In Task manager, click on the Performance tab and check CPU Usage and PF Usage. PF Usage is an indicator of memory usage. If one or both of these is high, click on the Processes tab, and sort the columns by CPU or Memory to see what processes are consuming the resource. If you are not sure what the process "Image name" is for, Google the name and you should find what the process is for.

If your CPU and memory usage are reasonable, then you may have a different issue. Even if you running anti-virus software, it may be beneficial to scan your PC with another scanner to check for viruses. No anti-virus software is 100% perfect at catching everything. Here are a few good free online virus scanners that you can run to check your PC:

http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid= 23&pkj=RRJEDTKJBTVISBYWWYP

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

An excellent free utility for overall system maintenance is Advanced System Care Free ( http://download.cnet.com/advanced-systemcare-free/3000-2086_4-10407614 .html ). I use this utility on a regular basis.

You should always run anti-virus software. There are several very good, free, anti-virus products available. One good source to read editor and user reviews, and safely download anti-virus software, is http://download.cnet.com -- search for free antivirus software. In addition to the reviews, you can see how many people are downloading the software, which is another good indicator of how popular it is.

I have used AVG Free ( http://download.cnet.com/avg-anti-virus-free/3000-2239_4-10320142.html ) , and Avast Free ( http://download.cnet.com/avast-free-antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.htm l ). Both are very good, and completely free. At present I am using Avast on all of my home computers.

I have heard good things about Avira AntiVir Free ( http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-22 39_4-10322935.html ), and it has good ratings, but I have not personally tried it.

In addition to Avast or one of the other free anti-virus software packages, I also run Ad-Aware ( http://download.cnet.com/ad-aware-free-internet/3000-8022_4-10045910.h tml ). Ad-Aware is a free anti-malware, anti-spyware package.

Good luck!

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This may mean that there could be too many files on your hard drive or there is a virus on your system so get anti-virus (I recommend Norton Internet Security) if you don't have any and run a scan right away.

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Try booting into safe mode with networking and see if you can get into the disk, if that works, then run a virus scan on the whole thing.

Also I recommend downloading and installing AVAST! select all settings to their highest level, then also run a "BOOT TIME" scan, this should clear out any viruses you will be able to remove yourself.

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This is the problem of worm, virus. Now-a-days virus is disturbing entire system. U must update your anti-virus, Purchase a full version including total internet protection, update the OS(operating System), Full Scan the system. it must be cleared

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  • You must have an updated antivirus to scan your pen drive. I recommend you to use full version of avg 8 or avast. It will surely delete those viruses on your system and so as in your pen drive.
  • Or you can format your drive with this steps:
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    3. Type cd\
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