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#1
Maleware Attack.Having recently cleaned up my computer (Windows X P Media Centre 2005 ) SpyBot ..I unfortunately lost my "Widows Updates"..Restore File..and my Internet Explorer 8 is very unstabable as the mouse when I click a new page either does nothing or I wait thirty seconds and clik again (SLOW)..Is there a safe free tool/program that may enable me to right my computer ??..Thank you for any assistance..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft XP media Centre 2005
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Browser
    Internet explorer 8
    Antivirus
    Security Essentials

Tepid

Vapor
Power User
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835
#2
it's possible that if the Malware did damage you may have to reinstall IE8, or reimage your system, depends on how bad the damage is, if it did that much damage.

Try these things first....

Delete all Browsing History, check all boxes except for Preserve Favorites Website Data

Check your Security Settings in IE, make sure there is nothing strange in Trusted sites
and click on Reset all zones to default level

Then Reset Internet Explorer Settings in IE, it will be on the Advanced tab
Check the box, Delete Personal Settings

Get Malwarebytes and run it also...

Try that first..

But unfortunately, depending on the damage done, it is not always possible to fully recover without doing what is referred to a nuke and reload
Back up all data, format drive and start over.
 

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    Win 8.1 Pro
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    I7-3770K
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    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
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    RAZER DEATHADDER GAME MS BLK-ED
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New Member
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#3
it's possible that if the Malware did damage you may have to reinstall IE8, or reimage your system, depends on how bad the damage is, if it did that much damage.

Try these things first....

Delete all Browsing History, check all boxes except for Preserve Favorites Website Data

Check your Security Settings in IE, make sure there is nothing strange in Trusted sites
and click on Reset all zones to default level

Then Reset Internet Explorer Settings in IE, it will be on the Advanced tab
Check the box, Delete Personal Settings

Get Malwarebytes and run it also...

Try that first..

But unfortunately, depending on the damage done, it is not always possible to fully recover without doing what is referred to a nuke and reload
Back up all data, format drive and start over.
..Thank you very much for your reply.I would like to mention the fact that I am a "Senior" and a novice to boot.Nonetheless I shall try and implement your suggestions as best I can..Malwarebytes shall be my first go at correcting the situation I created..Truly.. Rob
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft XP media Centre 2005
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Browser
    Internet explorer 8
    Antivirus
    Security Essentials

bobkn

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Danbury

Posts
465
#4
One thing to try would be a Repair Install of XP after you've cleared the machine of any malware. That would preserve most settings and installed programs, though it's not guaranteed.

Unfortunately, that would require that you have an installation disk for XP that's at the same service pack level as what you have installed. You're unusual if you have that.

If you have an older XP install disk, it's possible to use it to prepare a "slipstreamed" copy with the latest service pack. (As far as I know, XP was the latest desktop operating system that permitted that. Windows 7 allows service packs to be integrated, but it's not the same as a real install disk at the new SP level.) You might need the services of someone a bit more Windows savvy to do that for you, though.

Good luck.
 

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  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
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    eVGA GTX 680
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    Soundblaster Zx
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    1920X1200
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    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
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    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
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    Silverstone FT02B-W
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    cheap Logitech USB wired
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    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
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#5
One thing to try would be a Repair Install of XP after you've cleared the machine of any malware. That would preserve most settings and installed programs, though it's not guaranteed.

Unfortunately, that would require that you have an installation disk for XP that's at the same service pack level as what you have installed. You're unusual if you have that.

If you have an older XP install disk, it's possible to use it to prepare a "slipstreamed" copy with the latest service pack. (As far as I know, XP was the latest desktop operating system that permitted that. Windows 7 allows service packs to be integrated, but it's not the same as a real install disk at the new SP level.) You might need the services of someone a bit more Windows savvy to do that for you, though.

Good luck.
.Thank you very much for your suggestions as they are much appreciated..I tried the " Windows Fit It " which is a free application and it did help some-what in my Computer operstions but the "Restore Point " and Widows Updates are still files I cannot recover as I am not familar with the proper file titles ??.I shall keep at it and hopefully not create more problems..I thank you very much for your time..Truly Rob..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft XP media Centre 2005
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Browser
    Internet explorer 8
    Antivirus
    Security Essentials