Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Help with possible Virus or Backup issue.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help with possible Virus or Backup issue.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I have had my computer for one year. This is my first non-Mac computer. I was getting tired of the pop-up asking me if I wanted to back-up my computer so I went and bought an external HD(WD 1TB SE 3.0) yesterday. I am used to backing up on my Macs to my time Time Capsule, it is easy for me to use because I am more familiar with Macs.

So I set up the external HD and installed the software that came with it. It has its own back-up software. I was confused about using that vs. the BU that is on the Windows 7 software. I used the WD program and ran a back-up with no issues.

I THEN decided to do a back-up using the OS, so it looks like I did two back-ups. I just did not/do not know exactly what is the best thing to do.

I went to bed and figured the computer would go into sleep mode as always. When I got up and pressed the keyboard and moved the mouse nothing happened on my monitor and my computers lights and fans were still running. I pressed reset and when the computer turned back on it said there was an error on C: drive and a small screen kept popping up saying wlmail.exe disk corrupted run dskchk.

Before I did that any program I tried to open would not open and said disk was corrupt wlmail.exe.

So I ran dskchk and computer restarted and all seems fine. I then started using google to check what this wlmail.exe thing was and read it can be a virus. I went to this site site and became very paranoid.

So do you guys think this whole error happened because of the double back up thing or did I really have a virus? Should use some sort of registry cleaner like I read to do on some site?

I know this is a wall of words but any help would be appreciated. I have not ever had any issues like this before and that website I linked has me freaked out. I ran MalwareBytes and MSE and all it found was some Win32 OpenCandy adware.

Thanks and +rep to the helpful.
White
(11 items)
 
 
Tundra/Desert
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 980GTX Corsair DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD H100i Windows 10 Dell S2716DG 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 4 EVGA 850W Corsair 540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3/i5/i7  Z68XP-UD3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair  Seagate Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2770SMH-led Ducky Shine 4 Corsair 950TX Coolermaster Elite 
Mouse
R.A.T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 D0 4.0Ghz w/HT Asus Rampage III Extreme 2x 560 Ti (1 PNY and 1 EVGA Superclocked) 6GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline DDR3 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD 510 120GB/Seagate 1TB CORSAIR H70  Windows 7 Home Premium 64 ACER GD235hz 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair 750W HAF X Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
White
(11 items)
 
 
Tundra/Desert
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 980GTX Corsair DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD H100i Windows 10 Dell S2716DG 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 4 EVGA 850W Corsair 540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3/i5/i7  Z68XP-UD3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair  Seagate Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2770SMH-led Ducky Shine 4 Corsair 950TX Coolermaster Elite 
Mouse
R.A.T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 D0 4.0Ghz w/HT Asus Rampage III Extreme 2x 560 Ti (1 PNY and 1 EVGA Superclocked) 6GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline DDR3 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD 510 120GB/Seagate 1TB CORSAIR H70  Windows 7 Home Premium 64 ACER GD235hz 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair 750W HAF X Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
My professional opinion is this: restart the computer in safemode.

Download Combofix

Save to desktop.

Run it, allow it to download the recovery console (if applicable to Win 7)

IF it was a virus, IT WILL be gone when this amazing program gets done with it. Otherwise, it's probably just a backup error.

Just do a system restore to before you installed your external drives software.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks Chunk, I looked at that software and I am worried I will mess something up.

Any other tips anyone?

*Bump*
White
(11 items)
 
 
Tundra/Desert
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 980GTX Corsair DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD H100i Windows 10 Dell S2716DG 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 4 EVGA 850W Corsair 540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3/i5/i7  Z68XP-UD3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair  Seagate Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2770SMH-led Ducky Shine 4 Corsair 950TX Coolermaster Elite 
Mouse
R.A.T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 D0 4.0Ghz w/HT Asus Rampage III Extreme 2x 560 Ti (1 PNY and 1 EVGA Superclocked) 6GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline DDR3 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD 510 120GB/Seagate 1TB CORSAIR H70  Windows 7 Home Premium 64 ACER GD235hz 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair 750W HAF X Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
White
(11 items)
 
 
Tundra/Desert
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 980GTX Corsair DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD H100i Windows 10 Dell S2716DG 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 4 EVGA 850W Corsair 540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3/i5/i7  Z68XP-UD3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair  Seagate Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2770SMH-led Ducky Shine 4 Corsair 950TX Coolermaster Elite 
Mouse
R.A.T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 D0 4.0Ghz w/HT Asus Rampage III Extreme 2x 560 Ti (1 PNY and 1 EVGA Superclocked) 6GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline DDR3 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD 510 120GB/Seagate 1TB CORSAIR H70  Windows 7 Home Premium 64 ACER GD235hz 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair 750W HAF X Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
If it is a virus and you dont want to try combofix, you can try Hitman Pro from safe mode. It picks up root kits and such that MB cant touch. And if you dont mind messing with the Registry, go to HKLM > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Run and delete anything that looks fishy from starting up. Go to HKLU > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Run and do the same.

Hitman Pro : http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads
My lil monster
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 6800k Asus Deluxe ii x99 EVGA 980 ti Hydro Copper EVGA 980 ti FTW 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
32GB Corsair Dominator  Samsung 840 Pro  2x 850 Pro Sony External 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Windows10 Acer x34 Predator Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 Corsair AX1200i 900D Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Gaming Genius SW-G2.1 2000 
  hide details  
Reply
My lil monster
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 6800k Asus Deluxe ii x99 EVGA 980 ti Hydro Copper EVGA 980 ti FTW 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
32GB Corsair Dominator  Samsung 840 Pro  2x 850 Pro Sony External 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Windows10 Acer x34 Predator Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 Corsair AX1200i 900D Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Gaming Genius SW-G2.1 2000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
did it put anything on your desktop?
Prometheus
(14 items)
 
  
Reply
Prometheus
(14 items)
 
  
Reply
post #6 of 6
It sounds like Windows Live Mail became corrupt for some reason. Form your post, I'm assuming you don't use it. It's hard to say why it may have became corrupt, but one of the backups must have contributed to it. Since CHKDSK seemed to have corrected the issue, I wouldn't worry about it.

You can turn on/off Windows scheduled backups in the Control Panel under Backup and Restore. Additionally, you can turn off the backup notifications in the Control Panel under Action Center -> Maintenance.
.
Edited by B-Con - 2/22/11 at 11:15am
BMW 932i
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 D0 @ 4.0 GHz (1.28V) ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 780 Classified (376.53) 3 x 4 GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z 1600 MHz (7-8-8-22) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB Samsung 840 PRO 256 GB Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Sony AD-7240S DVD RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H55 (GT AP-15 Pull + Shroud) Windows 10 Professional 64-bit ASUS PB278Q 27" LED 1440p ViewSonic VX2433wm 24" LCD 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung LN46C630 46" LCD TV 1080p Logitech G510s EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3  Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone XTD (Laser) SteelSeries 4HD NVIDIA / Yamaha RX-V467 / SteelSeries Siberia v2 
  hide details  
Reply
BMW 932i
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 D0 @ 4.0 GHz (1.28V) ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 780 Classified (376.53) 3 x 4 GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z 1600 MHz (7-8-8-22) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB Samsung 840 PRO 256 GB Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Sony AD-7240S DVD RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H55 (GT AP-15 Pull + Shroud) Windows 10 Professional 64-bit ASUS PB278Q 27" LED 1440p ViewSonic VX2433wm 24" LCD 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung LN46C630 46" LCD TV 1080p Logitech G510s EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3  Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone XTD (Laser) SteelSeries 4HD NVIDIA / Yamaha RX-V467 / SteelSeries Siberia v2 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Help with possible Virus or Backup issue.