How to clean HELL form a PC

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  1. ako

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    I cleaned (actually my brother did with my help) during last weekend a PC which was awfully infected. Nothing could first be done when the system was running. The procedure was:

    1. UBCD4Win boot cd + DrWeb Cure it (more that dozen trojans and other stuff)
    2. Hitman Pro (rootkit and 3 trojans)
    3. Malwabytes antimalware (2 trojans)
    4. Prevx free (clean)

    It was this time easy! No special tools needed :D
     
  2. guest

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    You should try to make a final full scan with a good av like Avira, Kaspersky, Emsisoft Anti-Malware... just in case, probably there is nothing active in the computer but sometimes there are still some malware files lost in the system
     
  3. ako

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    The PC had AVG installed. Final scan with it did not find (unsuprisingly, sic!) anything o_O

    Sorry, the order was actually
    1. UBCD4Win boot cd + DrWeb Cure it (more that dozen trojans and other stuff)
    2. Malwabytes antimalware (2 trojans)
    2. Hitman Pro (rootkit and 3 trojans)
    4. Prevx free (clean)
     
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  4. Boyfriend

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    1. Use up-to-date version of Kaspersky (trial) and Super AntiSpyware (Free) as you already have scanned with MBAM.
    2. Verify Windows integrity: sfc /scannow
    3. Check for Windows/Microsoft updates.
    4. Use precautionary/proactive measures/approaches to avoid such issues in future.
     
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  6. stackz

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    Try running Exhell. :cautious:
     
  7. ako

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    Do you mean "read Bible"?
     
  8. wearetheborg

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    So MBAM missed malware...
     
  9. wearetheborg

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    I just googled to find out more about Exhell ...:p
     
  10. ako

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    Yes. Due to a rootkit.
     
  11. wearetheborg

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    Did you use Kaspersky/bitdefender etc boot cds to scan? Or only the initial
    UBCD4Win?
     
  12. ako

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    Avira boot cd failed for some reason.
    Next we used 4 years old UBCD4Win + Dr Web Cureit.
     
  13. wearetheborg

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    Did Dr Web Cureit do an online update when you booted?
     
  14. elapsed

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    Reinstall Windows is my method of choice, probably faster than doing all that too...
     
  15. Sadeghi85

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    Restoring an image is even better...
     
  16. wat0114

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    You took the words right off my fingertips :)
     
  17. ako

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    We downloaded the latest version and ran that.
     
  18. ako

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    In the outside world, i.e. outside Wilders, there are not many who have images. I, of course, do :D
     
  19. Cvette

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    I just cleaned off a buddy's PC who ran Avast! and Limewire for about 3 years. I sat back and watched as the MalwareBytes "Number of Infections" climbed to 68 :argh:
     
  20. ako

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    68? Reasonable. o_O
     
  21. wearetheborg

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    MalwareBytes does not have a boot CD right?
    Boot CDs are useful for cleaning out rootkits.
     
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