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    DanTheGreat is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default How do you format your hard drive?

    please don't laugh at me i'm not very computer-savy. but my PC caught a virus where every folder in My Documents duplicates a copy of itself inside which is only actually a link to My Documents and Norton can't seem to detect it....

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    Jyuu is offline Super Moderator Community Builder
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    Insert Windows XP CD, reboot, do a clean install and tada!

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    freakparade is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Remember to make sure you comp detect cd-rom as first priority...

    I know what virus you get... Its Brontok/RontokBro right...

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    Croux is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Don't format your entire computer. Use an online virus scanner that doesn't suck aka. Not Norton Not Mcaffee.

    http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus.html for the specific file.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start...ro.com/&e=9797 for everything.

    Formatting = waste of time and sometimes the Base System doesn't install so you're screwed really bad if you do something wrong when formatting.

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    freakparade is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Hmmm...
    DanTheGreat about the virus you get...
    Here the info http://www.vaksin.com/remove_rontokbro_n.htm
    But it in Indonesia language...

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    DanTheGreat is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    thanks for the help everyone...

 

 

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