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Accessing Windows harddrive wrecked with viruses, trojans, etc using Linux

I am in possession of a windows harddrive that was recently infected and as a new user to Linux, I wish to salvage as much data as possible from the harddrive. A few questions though. Can the ...
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Virus shuts down Avast

I have recently been attacked badly by a virus. Unfortunately I did not had an AntiVirus at that moment(I understand that it was a very practice by me.) Now after reinstalling Windows I have tried to ...
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How do I scan a USB 3G modem for malware without reinfecting the PC?

My mother's Windows XP system recently got infected with the SHeur trojan (SHeur4.ese). I was able to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in line with the advice here, but the modem was ...
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How do I find out how to remove a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I had a virus on my computer which would not allow windows to activate, giving the error "the device is ...
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How do I remove the svchost.exe from my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I am facing problems with my computer because of an svchost.exe virus. There are so many svchost.exe ...
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Virus browser redirect + permission denied on some applications

Hi I was infected with a virus that is causing some browser redirect and deny permission for executing some applications (I assume it blocks mainly those applications related to security as antivirus) ...
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Why does MSE take a long time to remove a virus?

Microsoft Security Essentials is fairly fast at scanning for viruses, but it takes a long time to remove a virus. It would be much worse if the virus duplicated itself in many files. I guess maybe ...
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Virus / Spyware disabling microsoft security essentials [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have cleaned up some viruses and trojans and spyware from my machine using spybot. The trouble is that ...
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Can't get rid of malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I am using Avira on my old XP-PRO laptop and today without a scan a message popped up indicating malware ...
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How do you detect the Indestructible TDSS botnet?

I see a lot of articals like Indestructible TDSS botnet is spotted in the tech press at the moment, but I have seen nothing about how to detect it. Any one know of any simple tool or test?
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Is spywarehelpcenter.com a reliable resource for malware removal?

I am looking for a good resource for removing a spyware program Security Shield. I know that many resources claiming to offer help are actually just proponents of additional spyware. The article I ...
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What can I do to get rid of the key logging trojan BNK? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My Windows security is telling me that I have this trojan Trojan-Bnk.Win32.keylogger.gen in my system. I ...
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lot of .exe folders are created on my windows7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Hi in my windows7 lot of .exe files are creating. what I have to do I cant install any antivirus. I loss ...
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vista antivirus virus starts even in safe mode

My sister got one of those fake antivirus trojans on her Vista laptop. It didn't change her background, but pops up "Vista Security Center" BS stuff all over the place and has killed her internet - ...
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help … virus ? compromised ? (aarama.net)

Help me please identify whether my computer is compromised or not. I'm not yet sure what this is.. I'm still browsing through some JavaScript (my level = beginner) files I found during my ...
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Why are Google search results not working for me? Does it have to do with otnggrneohai? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I can't use Google search results right now. The actual searches return results that look valid, but ...
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What can I do about a virus that's affecting my relatives even though they're in different places?

In the last week, I have had two family members contact me about possible viruses on their machines. The cases involve different machines in different geographic locations. The only similarities are ...
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Remove virus- Vista Security 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? This seems to be a virus that has infected my computer. Are there any free, trustworthy programs that I ...
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Suggestions for cleaning up the mess after removing the “system tool” virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Hi! Last night I got infected with the "System Tool" virus. For those who don't know it disallows the user ...
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How can I restore Notepad after having it infected by a virus?

My computer got attacked by a Notepad.exe virus on Windows 7. I've gotten rid of it, but now the standard Notepad program is missing. I can't run any of my .txt files. What should I do to repair ...
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Removing a rootkit from the MBR.. without formatting?

I have run hitman pro and found 'traces of the TDL3 Alureon' rootkit on the computer. However, running TDSSKiller would of solved this issue - but - apparently the symptoms keep coming back so I ...
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Safely opening a suspect USB Drive

If you have a USB Drive that may or may not be contaminated, what is the best way to retrieve data from it without reinfecting yourself?
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How do “Powerusers” manually find and remove malware from Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I'd like to know what tools and methods are used by the pros to remove malware in Windows. Is HijackThis ...
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Maybe I'm infected?

In the last two weeks, when I was using MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) to watch some "justyfied" episodes, my F-Secure Client Security antivirus software alerted me that there was a threat ...
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How can I regain administrative privileges after a virus infection?

Is there software that allows you to bypass administrator restrictions? The problem is a virus has restricted me from doing anything; I can't install anything because I don't have the administrator ...
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Viruses on external hard drive — how to clean files?

Last year my Dell laptop caught some pretty nasty viruses; I saved all my important stuff on an external hard drive. In an unrelated turn of events, I replaced my Dell with a Mac and have been able to ...
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worm.win32.netsky virus: how to get rid of on Windows XP?

How to get rid of worm.win32.netsky virus on Windows XP?
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Parite worm on windows vps

Is it dangerous for me to connect via rdp to my vps to try and clean off this worm? What threats does it pose? I have used MBAM to quarantine the worm, it has infected a memory module and several ...
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xp repair installation halted by Safety Center malware

Due to an oversaturation of malware on the machine, I've been trying to reinstall windows xp professional over the old installation only to be halted by a safety center malware screen. Most of the ...
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Edit startup applications of “dead” Windows

My Windows computer is infected by a virus similar to this one that blocks user screen completely (even Ctrl+Alt+Del is not working). It starts when user enters into his account. Safe mode doesn't ...
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How to get rid of Win32/Cryptor virus (for free)

My sister's computer is infected with the Win32/Cryptor virus, and I'm helping her get rid of it. She's on Windows XP SP3. AVG 8.5 continually detects it, but can't get rid of it. Are there any free ...
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HTML/Shellcode.Gen HTML Script Virus

My computer has been infected with the HTML/Shellcode.Gen HTML Script Virus. How could this be affecting Firefox, and how should I remove it completely? I currently have Avira AntiVir installed, and ...
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Clean up infected computer from viruses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have a computer which had AVG Free installed from day one. After several months of operation, it starts ...
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Cleaning windows viruses from linux

In a dual-boot system, does anyone have experience dealing with viruses that hit windows from linux? (disambiguation note: dealing with them from linux .. ) The C:\ in windows is mounted to ...
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Getting rid of the Antivirus 2009 virus/adware?

I have known a few computers that have gotten this pesky virus/adware combination (my parents and girlfriend most notably). For my parents computer I resorted to reformatting it. I still don't know if ...