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Originally Posted by fg2chase;13100320 
I thought that just applied when you do a quick format, actual format writes zeros to the platters right?
Nah, only a secure erase does that and even still you need multiple passes to "securely" erase it.
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Originally Posted by Aawa;13100335 
Do you have access to another computer? If you do make sure your antivirus is up to date and then put the hard drive in there as a secondary drive. You can then try to browse to your storage partition and also you can try to clean the malware that is on that hard drive using malwarebytes or another good cleaner.

Yeah try this or if you have a spare hard drive you can install windows on it and install Avast free edition and Malwarebytes to scan the partition. If the partition is truly corrupted and you can't read anything from it, I've used GetDataBack with good success in recovering data. Someone else might know a good freeware alternative.

Trojans don't usually wipe your hard drive. Viruses tend to do that. It's much more valuable to spy on you and steal your personal information and or make it a botnet zombie. It does sound like you were using Internet Explorer and a popup pretending to be your virus protection tricked you into installing the malware on your system. You really should try out Chrome or Firefox.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;13101145 
It does sound like you were using Internet Explorer and a popup pretending to be your virus protection tricked you into installing the malware on your system. You really should try out Chrome or Firefox.
Hey man, thanks for the help, but i dont use IE since i found about Netscape in 96', now i use FF with adblock +, noscript, firebug etc I dont like chrome.


Luckily a friend gave me the solution i was looking for
Code:
//for slitaz, the live cd i was using:
tazpkg get-install testdisk
It fixed my partition table, and i got everything working exactly as before, as soon as i booted into windows the same trojan message came up, i selected "clean system" this time, here theres a pic:
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 500GB. CD Rom 52xD Windows 7 Ultimate / GNU-Linux. Samsung 2053NW 
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Logitech TR2-470W Thermaltake Topower Logitech Mx510 
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