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Old 03-09-2014, 03:54 AM   #11
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Your files are contaminated. Don't trust them.
Using a USB thumb drive or a CD boot in to safe mode and run your scans.

Oh yeah, make that CD or USB thumb drive off a friends computer you know isn't contaminated.
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Your files are contaminated. Don't trust them.
Using a USB thumb drive or a CD boot in to safe mode and run your scans.

Oh yeah, make that CD or USB thumb drive off a friends computer you know isn't contaminated.
I don't know? I just scanned the computer it picked up nothing, which is making me quite skeptical. Although I did a system restore to last month I had saved, but I don't see how that would erase a virus.

Any thoughts or anything I should use to ensure its not hiding to strike again?
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:13 PM   #13
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System restore can easily erase a virus, since it 'undoes' all changes to your system (i.e. registry, startup items, installed programs) which occurred after that date. However,it does depend on what type of malware you're dealing with - it is equally possible that malware in documents or present elsewhere in your network could persist a system restore.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:55 AM   #14
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If MalwareBytes doesn't work… Try Malware Bytes Chameleon
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