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This is EXACTLY why any important data should always be backed up externally, and only when you know the machine isn't compromised.

I've got 200GB free on my 2TB RAID1 on my i5 rig. And I know that I will NEVER lose it. My i5 rig doesn't even work right now, so I'm running off the backup.

Seriously, this is exactly why I always say this:
The data doesn't exist unless it exists in 3 places at once.
the largest external HDD i have is 160GB, practically useless.
    
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This is my favorite new tool.
Kaspersky Rescue Disc.. It's a fully update-able rescue disc that boots to a Linux live environment and allows you fully unrestricted access to scan the system. It's worked great for me at work a few time when scanning in Windows couldn't get it done.
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This is my favorite new tool.
Kaspersky Rescue Disc.. It's a fully update-able rescue disc that boots to a Linux live environment and allows you fully unrestricted access to scan the system. It's worked great for me at work a few time when scanning in Windows couldn't get it done.
I'll second that
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guys any idea on how i would re-activate my windows, i tried my product key but it says its still not genuine. ?????? I think the virus i had (im going to now presume its gone) changed the Activation thing to reject any key.
    
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contact microsoft?
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This is my favorite new tool.
Kaspersky Rescue Disc.. It's a fully update-able rescue disc that boots to a Linux live environment and allows you fully unrestricted access to scan the system. It's worked great for me at work a few time when scanning in Windows couldn't get it done.
That, or you could just get a normal Linux iso that will do the same thing.
    
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Ccleaner ftw
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guys any idea on how i would re-activate my windows, i tried my product key but it says its still not genuine. ?????? I think the virus i had (im going to now presume its gone) changed the Activation thing to reject any key.
If you still have the installation disc I would recommend popping it in and opening a command prompt window. At the cursor type sfc /scannow. It will initiate a scan of windows critical system files and verify them against install disc.
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If you still have the installation disc I would recommend popping it in and opening a command prompt window. At the cursor type sfc /scannow. It will initiate a scan of windows critical system files and verify them against install disc.
This definitely couldn't hurt.

Also, if you STILL can't get Windows to re-activate, you can always just call the 1-800 number, and activate over the phone. Literally just takes a few minutes tops, and you'll be genuine again.
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CCleaner and MBAM are all the things you need to see if you're infected or not and clean up the system afterwards (to a reasonable degree, still won't be as good as a clean install). The vast majority of the rest of these antivirus packages are useless crap. Used to run AVG, SB S&D and MBAM and I got hacked (on Vista). Now running just MBAM and the system runs much faster and it is still fine.
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