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S.M.A.R.T. HDD Virus Removal
5/4/12 | EQAndyBuzz

Posted on 05/04/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz

Last night, my lovely's computer started kicking out messages about her disk being unreadable and she needed to run diagnostics. Thankfully she didn't.

I ran RKILL to get rid of the processes and am currently running a Malwarebytes full scan to hunt this thing down.

I checked Internet Options to see if there was a proxy server involved, but there does not appear to be any.

Problem I am having is I cannot 1) boot up to safe mode (it is asking for operating system to use) and 2)from Start tab, I cannot get to any screens to do a system restore.

Any ideas?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computervirus; malware; virus
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1 posted on 05/04/2012 1:49:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: EQAndyBuzz; ShadowAce

Ping!


2 posted on 05/04/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I just ran Malware on mine last night and had 11 virus places removed. Anyone here that have G mail, I have a question. I just got it and having trouble figuring it out. Would appreciate a comeback from a seasoned G mail user. Aloha from Maui.
3 posted on 05/04/2012 1:56:45 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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Sounds nasty. Here’s what I found (been lucky w/ Norton 360) on removing it:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_scanning/remove-smart-hdd-virus/75a81856-32d7-45d5-b76b-131d033d6566

and

http://virusremovalhelps.com/help-smart-hdd-virus-removal/

and the search page’s many links:

http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=S.M.A.R.T.+HDD+Virus+Removal&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest


4 posted on 05/04/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I love Glary Utilities— It has helped me many times-free version and I will be buying the Pro Version soon.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 1:58:07 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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Install drive in another pc ... or disinfect via an anti-virus boot cd..


6 posted on 05/04/2012 1:59:16 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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2 things; www.bleepingcomputer.com the forums are great. Also run super spyware remover as well.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 2:03:43 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:29 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:29 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


13 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:41 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:48 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


15 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:48 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 2:05:52 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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Ms came up with a freestanding boot program that runs off a USB stick. I. Believe it is called system Sweeper. It may help you out.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 2:06:02 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

http://www.greatis.com/unhackme/

boot into safe mode and run a boot scan.

Havn’t found anything it cant fix

remove it when you cure the system.

It is an ugly program, and you have to know what you are doing.

On the other hand, I have had 100% success with it no matter what malware a client picked up. BTW, you don’t need to pay for it, although I did.


18 posted on 05/04/2012 2:08:00 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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http://microsoft-standalone-system-sweeper.en.softonic.com/


19 posted on 05/04/2012 2:12:55 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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I think your computer is afflicted.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 2:12:55 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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