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I'm having 4 problems with this laptop with vista on it. It had some viruses and stuff and i removed them with Malwarebytes and I am left with this.

1. It has Vista on it, lol

2. It will download SP2, reboot to install, get to the end and say "Service pack did not install, Reverting Changes, Do not turn off your computer" ( this one is the least of my worries if I don't need to do it)

3. All the files in "My Documents","Program Files", and even desktop icons are all marked hidden. I can unhide them but they are still marker as hidden and the icons are transparent.

4. I get IE script errors popping up even with no browser open

 
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Run a chkdsk:
Open command prompt (run "cmd") type "chkdsk c: /r/v" then hit "y" and restart

Run an sfc scan (system file checker)
Command prompt -> "sfc /scannow"

*Everything is without quotes when you type it


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Best help for Vista is to get Windows 7
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For the IE errors I would try deleting all offline files, deleting cookies, clearing cache, etc. I would also try deleting everything in the windows temp folders. I would also check services.msc for any unusual services that are running and or starting at boot.
Edited by 808MP5 - 4/26/11 at 10:12am
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Best help for Vista is to get Windows 7
I know I hate vista.

I have a new problem I just found. When I click any links after doing a google search it throws me to other pages that I didn't click on. Pages full of ads.
 
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I know I hate vista.

I have a new problem I just found. When I click any links after doing a google search it throws me to other pages that I didn't click on. Pages full of ads.
sounds like malware
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Run a chkdsk:
Open command prompt (run "cmd") type "chkdsk c: /r/v" then hit "y" and restart

Run an sfc scan (system file checker)
Command prompt -> "sfc /scannow"

*Everything is without quotes when you type it


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I will do this right after I run disk cleanup to remove cache and crap
 
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post #8 of 10
Nuke it and reinstall.

The virus was clearly extremely invasive and modified quite a bit of stuff. It would be easier to just start over with a fresh Vista install.
    
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sounds like malware
My 2nd Lt. Just had the same problem although with XP. Anything she googled would redirect her to ad pages. Her other tech friend cleaned everything via remotely using malware bytes. Deleted all viruses. Symantec wasn't finding anything abnormal after manually deleting the suspected files. Called me up and said f.ck it. Told her to backup all her stuff. Also offered less drastic measures such as system restore but she said just erase everything. I performed a scan on her external drive where she saved her files and found it clean. Formated amd did restore CDs on her laptop. 4days have past and no problems. Hope to see someone solve this short of formatting.
Edited by 808MP5 - 4/26/11 at 10:31am
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I'd like to do a reinstall but I don't have a Vista disk anymore. I guess imma have to try and find a clean ISO somewhere. I'd love to find one with SP2 installed already so I don't have to deal with the update. If anyone knows where I can get this let me know, not looking for cracked or anything, clean retail so I can use the key on the bottom of laptop. PM me linky if you know and don't wanna post it.
 
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