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Think PC is 'bout to die, I may be gone a while !

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 10 Jan 2008.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I managed to clear out all the ctfmon. exe from this hear PC that was causing me grief only to run (an advised to) shareware spyware jobby which told me I also had a trojan. So I went hunting for it, DOH ! Ended up with a good dozen bloody web host hijackers on here now and can't get away from the little buggers, so it's a total re-install tomorrow if we can find the discs.(May have to resort to something.

    So I may be gone a while ;) :blush: :biggrin: :sad:
     
  2. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Oh god I know that job, a lost day babysitting the reinstallation!;)
    Strange that all these sort of probs stopped when I moved to Apple.

    Good luck finding the discs.
    See you on the otherside,

    T x
     
  3. Welcome back when you read this Elmer.

    Elmer?

    Ellllllllmmmmeeeeeeeeer!

    ? :blush:

    ;)
     
  4. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    you could try combofix, follow the instructions to the letter, don't mess it about. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=134965 . it cleared out a trojan on my pc.some have suggested running hijack this first and removing the trojans, it's a little beyond me but i managed it.
    spybot s and d (the latest beta) is good and ccleaner good for keeping things tidy.
     
  5. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    doesn't anyone do a ghost image of their pc's like i do once they've got it set up as they want it?

    15 mins to create image run, 15 mins to reimage and you only have to be there for the first couple of mns to start it running.
     
  6. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i've got aghost on mine, stored on my D drive, but don't think i have any way of running it, or so i was told by the bloke who built it.
     
  7. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    is it one big file with an extension like *.pqi or *.gho?
     
  8. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    I gave up on Windows just over a month ago (viruses, bloatware etc.) and switched my home PC to Linux. No need for extra anti-virus software and my PC is now fast and responsive again. Best of all, it's free, including the office apps. And a doddle to install - even for me!

    Linux comes in various 'distributions'. Of which Ubuntu is probably the easiest to install and use.
     
  9. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Oh, thank ****! I had a nasty moment there!
     
  10. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    no idea, it's in a folder called do not delete, i daren't go near it:biggrin:
     
  11. Van Nick

    Van Nick New Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    I actually love reformatting my computer and reinstalling everything and I do it at least once a year. It's a nice feeling when you switch it on with a brand new install and clean registry.

    Before you start, it might be worth printing the following page.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6026_format-hard-drive.html

    Don't forget to save all of your emails which are stored in DBX files (see link below).

    http://www.freebits.co.uk/backoutlook.html

    You might find the following pages useful as well:-

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/175017

    http://www.pchell.com/support/backupoe.shtml
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    listen to what the man says…
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Ha Ha !! I'm back (for now !), got to try to get onto Windows for all the security updates etc.. . I'm struggling at the mo ! but just to let you know I'm up again, may see you later, I hope, think I'm having a conflict between Mcafee and m.s updates at the mo !
     
  14. Good! Shows you are paying attention Elmer - no slip ups now... :blush::smile::ohmy:
     
  15. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Double double Macs are trouble
    Put them out with all the rubble
    Sliver of ipod
    In the skip throw
    Screen of mac and software of Apple
    Tunes of Ipods and keys of powerbooks
    Like a hell company is all rubble
    Double double macs are trouble
    Apple burn at the consumers double


    ...see even Shakespeare thought they were shoot!