Re: Vista home laptop trouble
- From: "Tim" <timdownie2003@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 17:42:49 -0000
.Last, you can remove the hard disk from the laptop and put it in a
USB enclosure (very inexpensive) so you can scan it on another PC. That's actually pretty easy and likely to succeed since the
infected OS is not being booted (as long as you're savvy with
hardware). Hope some of this helps you out.
I managed to buy a cable from my local shop for £2.50 to link up the
laptop sata drive to my PC.
Scanning it with Avast and it's found and deleted
Win32:Adloader-AC[trj] in "G:\pagefile.sys" file. (G being the
drive letter my PC has assigned to the affected drive). I thought
that might be me fixed but on seaching the net the opinion seems to
be that this is usually a false alarm and that the pagefile.sys file
isn't routinely scanned. I guess it got scanned on this occasion as
it's now an extra drive. Now I'm sure that the computer was infected with something, just too
many strange things going on with security settings and antivirus
programs so I'm left wondering if there is something else it might
have missed? It's had a full scan with Windows Defender. I haven't
tried the malwarebytes site yet but it's currently undergoing a
"Housecall". Anything else I should do or just slap it back in the laptop and see
if it's behaving?
I don't know how effective the online "House Call" is. I would
recommend MBAM. If the drive comes up clean after a full scan with
MBAM I would trust it. I've used a number of different scanners in
the field and MBAM has consistently been the best followed closely by
Thanks. I've scanned it and it seems to be okay. Certainly the laptop is behaving normally and Windows Security centre, firewalls and antivirus software seem to be working now.
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