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deep bug; question about back up

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by goman, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. goman

    goman Thread Starter

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    Hi all. I have a virus that is deep. The telltales are, task manager blinks on and then disappears. Also, I keep getting the message that my virtual memory is full, plus several quirks that make me sure I have something. And now, after several attempts to clean with various products, my optical drives dont function. The tray wont come out on either as if they are dead. I made an emergency utilities file with a copy of task manager, regedit and misconfig so I can get to those if I need to( as if I knew what to do with them anyway).

    I have read the 'READ THIS FIRST' and am about to back up everything to my external drive first, but my question is: If I back up, finally remove the virus from my PC and then reinstall my data, won't the virus just come back? How can I prevent this?
     
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    askey127 Malware Specialist

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    goman,
    Right click your backup drive and scan it with your antivirus.
    If it's OK, then re-install your operating system.
    If you can't scan it now, be sure to scan it with an up to date AV before you restore any files from it.

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  3. goman

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    Now, that makes sense. I assume that by scanning the b/u drive that the security will then prevent the virus from entering the drive when i am transferring files?
     
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    askey127 Malware Specialist

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    If the AV finds any "bad" files in the external drive, have it Remove them.
    Then you can use the backup drive for restore.
    When it runs a scan on the external drive, be sure it's a Full scan.
     
  5. goman

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    Thanks, doing that now!
     
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