Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Troubleshooting

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 17, 2011, 01:46 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 306

My System Specs

Default WTF! I just got the windows restore malware on my laptop!

GRRRRR!
I somehow got that windows restore malware on my laptop. Recommendations from HWC?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 17, 2011, 02:04 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 1,122

My System Specs

Default

download malwarebytes install/run .. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes
__________________
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=932179

"Be so good at what you do that you cant be ignored"

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 17, 2011, 03:47 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 306

My System Specs

Default

When I first saw it on my laptop I didn't click on any part of it since I knew it was bogus and shut off my wireless access to the net. This is a mean piece of code!

On a second computer I watched this video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjdrdHUeM3A

and followed it as far as I could but I couldn't get access to task manager,

so I deleted a bunch of crap from the windows registry that I found here
http://www.2-spyware-removal.com/how...l-instructions
once again couldn't find everything they said to delete.

I rebooted and the pesky thing didn't show up so now I connected the laptop back to the internet and am downloading Malwarebytes free malware removal tool and hoping I killed the thing.

Seems to have worked so far.

not the way I wanted to spend my Sunday
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
which version of windows 7 for laptop rob123 O/S's, Drivers & General Software 13 June 6, 2011 12:02 AM
Laptop won't boot into Windows 7 GregH Troubleshooting 10 April 15, 2011 07:14 PM
Windows 7 System Restore Messes Everything geokilla O/S's, Drivers & General Software 2 July 21, 2009 04:52 PM
WTF - Windows Logging Me off on Startup CasheKicker Troubleshooting 9 March 25, 2008 09:25 AM