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August 31, 2012 5:08:14 AM

I've some how managed to get a redirect virus and I can't get it off with Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security. Any recommendations? I'm looking for the price range of: Free.

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August 31, 2012 5:25:33 AM

Lots of malware can not be cleaned from an active drive (ie. you've booted into Windows). You should remove the drive and either install it in an external USB enclosure or install as a second drive on a known, proven clean, system.

There you can scan the entire contents of the disk without any of the files being "live". Best is to scan with multiple anti-virus (means multiple clean machines) and malware scanners.

This is the only way (short of wiping and reinstalling) to be reasonably certain of getting it all.

This is how I do it in my shop and I'm 99%+ successful.
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August 31, 2012 6:03:53 AM

This is probably because it is 2am but I'm kind of confused. What exactly would I be putting on my External? ALL of my files and then I would run scans on it?
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August 31, 2012 6:09:55 AM

Nope. You remove the infected drive and scan it on a known clean system.
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August 31, 2012 6:17:15 AM

How big of an external will I need? i have a large one but still. Also what do I pull over there?
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August 31, 2012 12:10:23 PM

You don't need an external. You don't copy anything to another drive. You remove the infected drive from your computer, attach it to a second, known clean computer and scan it there. It ain't rocket science.
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September 3, 2012 12:16:56 AM

I decided to try another way I've heard about which was running Malwarebytes and other virus detectors in Safe Mode. I'm 85% sure that didn't work and since I don't have another computer available I'm not exactly sure what to do.
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September 3, 2012 12:25:13 AM

Malwarebytes was designed to work in normal windows mode.
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September 3, 2012 12:29:10 AM

Also I tried the Device Manager way where you look for "TDSSserve.sys", disable, restart, and remove. But TDSSserve.sys does not exist in my Device Manager even when I show hidden ones.
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September 3, 2012 12:33:35 AM

Did you try hitman pro?
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September 3, 2012 1:03:15 AM

I tried Hitman but I did not get pro and wasn't offered a trial for it either =/
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September 3, 2012 1:04:00 AM

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September 3, 2012 1:04:33 AM

They give you a key.
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September 3, 2012 4:35:44 PM

Where at? Also I used Norton Power Eraser and it did remove something so idk if it worked.
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September 3, 2012 9:59:41 PM

Alright so NPE did not work. I finally got the trial for Hitman and it removed a malicious virus so we'll see if that worked.
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September 3, 2012 11:15:15 PM

And Hitman didn't work either.
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September 3, 2012 11:27:41 PM

I'm going to grab my important things which are saves and a couple of projects, put them on my USB, and restore.
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September 3, 2012 11:28:12 PM

At this point i agree that is the best choice.
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September 3, 2012 11:56:14 PM

Yeah I'm doing all of that right now but since my games are larger files it is going to take a while.
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