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Win 7 Freezes On Start (photos included)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dlindner, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. dlindner

    dlindner Thread Starter

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    I somehow got the Windows Recovery virus.

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    It's a fake computer analysis and optimization program that displays fake information in order to scare you into believing that there is an issue with your computer so you buy some program.

    I followed the steps found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-recovery (installed Malwarebytes, rkill, and unhide).

    My computer recovered back to normal, except it ran slower than usual and sounded like it was constantly loading/thinking.

    Within 30 minutes, my computer restarted without being prompted to do so and now it freezes every time it tries to load. I've tried all the safe modes and it freezes before loading windows. I've included two screen shots, where it freezes every time. You will notice a banner of pixelated colors at the top of the screen which occurs when it freezes.

    Please help.
     

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  2. dlindner

    dlindner Thread Starter

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    still no luck.. :( any ideas.
     
  3. Mark1956

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    When a system is infected it is wide open to other infections getting into the system unhindered. So, although you have taken steps to remove the known infection there is a high posibility that other infections are active in the system.

    There are two choices of action open to you, back up all your important data and then format the drive and do a clean install, or open a new thread in the Malware forum where a member of the Malware staff will help to clean your system. I'd love to help with that but I'm not qualified just yet.

    Best of luck and Merry Christmas
     
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