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If you have detected a trojan infection, is alt + f10 the way to restor your computer?

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You do not want to restore. You want to extract the trojan. REstore actually means reload. EVERYTHING, and you have all data lost.

Tons easier to extract trojan.

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A Trojan may start as only a single variant, but might be modified by other attackers into different variants. By using the Heuristics analysis technique, Norton can identify a number of variants of a Trojan using a single signature file. Heuristics is a technique that detects viruses using a generic signature. The Symantec research team finds common areas that all variants of a Trojans share uniquely and create a single generic signature. These signatures often use wildcard characters that contain non-contiguous code. The wildcards allow the scanner to detect Trojans with extra or meaningless code.

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The Alt + F10 causes the computer to boot from a hidden partition to run the Recovery. If the infection has corrupted or intentionally deleted this partition Alt-F10 will no longer work. The eRecovery uses the same partition. You can format and reinstall using an OEM dvd and the product number from the sticker on your computer or you can contact Acer to purchase Recovery DVDs.
I'm surprised they let you use this for work, Vista reaches EOL and all support stops April 11, 2017 - that's less than a month.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

Mar 19, 2017 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Would like to reset it back to the factory settings. I let a friend use it and i think it is infected.


Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) or During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart hope thishelps

Mar 31, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have an ACER 3680 laptop that has been badly infected in a "blitz krieg" of various trojans and virus when my kids went onto a gaming site. Anyway I have decided to try and reformat the disk...


Hi,

You can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

thanks and regards,
Anil.B.R

Oct 27, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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I got a virus (I believe it was a trojan horse), I removed it my self, but now my computer is slow, and I can only use Opera as an internet browser (I'm using it right now). I was wondering how to reboot...


Without a proper antivirus, your computer remains vulnerable to various malware, spyware, spam, rootkits, Trojan horses, and other viruses. Keyloggers and rootkits attack your PC and start destroying and corrupting the Windows registries. A corrupt Windows registry disturbs and slows down the processing of your computer. Hence, you suffer slow speed and hanging problems while working on the computer.
Avira AntiVir Professional is an excellent program to detect and remove any virus or malware threat. With advanced heuristic analysis and detection technology, the software application keeps checking for malpractices that might be carried in your computer.


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Aug 06, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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NEED TO FIND SERIAL NUMBER FOR MY ACER LAPTOP


You can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt"
key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas
on the computer.

Aug 02, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Somehow how i got a trojan virus or wormi have cleared this up but now cannot download or open anything as its asking what i want to open it with ( instead of just opening it like it used to ) i also cant...


As per the issue I would suggest you to restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

Jun 13, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5335-2257 Notebook

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Tough infection keeps returning


Hello.

If the malware is reinfecting your system, you really only have 3 choices: System Restore, Factory Restore or reinstall.

For System Restore, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, everything, including your documents and other files you saved on the hard drive, will roll back to that date.

Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), is dependent on your hardware manufacturer. Boot your system and press F10, F11, Alt+F10, or Ctrl+F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.

If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.

Hope this helps.



Dec 04, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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I have an hp laptop which has a trojan virus and will no alow me to do anything. Do i have to pess alt F10 to start reboot as i do on my sons acer


hopefully you have an anti virus/spyware programme installed, if so keep pressing F8 on boot up to get you into safe mode, this will not allow the trojan to run.

When you get the list on screen choose safe mode, then when windows starts, choose the administrator account, go straight to my computer>properties>system restore tab, and turn off system restore.

Run your anti virus programme and then when the trojan is found and then reboot pc, then turn system restore back on.

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