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Re: confused about file
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2013, 11:56:00 am »
No problem :-)

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2013, 03:28:22 pm »
Ok i downloaded the iso file and before i proceed i want to let you know that i don't have anything on this computer that i want to save , am system restore has not worked to rid this infection.  So my question, will the repair install be better or more effective than using the asus partition recovery method?

The recovery that i have used shows the screen saying factory installation in progress and after about 20 minutes it says preparing your computer for first use.  That has not worked so i am hoping this repair install method will work but i don't care about saving anything because there really is nothing to save.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2013, 04:29:50 pm »
Do the repair install first, if it fails you could go back to the factory default. But the nice thing is you can also do a fresh install where everything is wiped. Just make sure to download and save network drivers to something first so you can get back online after :wink:

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2013, 06:11:57 pm »
Alright i'm going to give it a try, now if this does not work as expected i will need to order a disk from Asus i believe for a complete wipe and reinstall , if that's wrong let me know .

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2013, 12:10:32 am »
Well finally got it done but it didn't work unfortunately, guess i need to do a clean install.  I think i will need a Asus disk for that.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2013, 10:29:32 am »
I hate factory default installs. SO much crap installed with them.

Instead, since you dont need to backup anything do a fresh install  yourself. :-)

Before you do go to the asus page for your system and download the network drivers. Then save them to a thumb drive. Take the thumb drive out, and boot off the Windows 7 cd. Once in the setup have it format the windows drive and install fresh on it.

Once it is installed put the thumb drive in and install the network drivers. You can now get online. You can then go to the asus page and download the rest of the drivers. Once done do all your Windows updates.

Now the system is ready to go and you are ready to install your programs. If you like I can give you a list of free programs I install on all my customers machines, includes Librea office, antivirus, Firefox, java, flash, cd burning, backups, and some more and they are all free :-)

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2013, 01:55:44 pm »
To do what you recommend i need the CD from Asus correct? Or can i use a copy of the iso file and burn it to CD.


I also noticed there is another method with something called the uifc or something along those lines.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2013, 01:58:26 pm »
Burn the ISO you got to a cd. You now have a clean Windows 7 cd :-)

Boot off the cd and do as I said in the last post :wink:

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2013, 02:16:22 pm »
Thanks a lot much appreciated,  i think i would like to know how you do your computers, i didn't even know you offered your own pre configured computers, i'll have to really consider that for myself and friends in the future.

Thanks for the quick response as well.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2013, 02:34:43 pm »
I own and run a computer repair business :-)

So I do a lot of reinstalls.

After Windows is installed and updated run my system tweaker
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/simple_system_tweaker.html

Then all these programs go on all my installs and are all free:

Zip program - 7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

PDF reader and flash - www.adobe.com

Antivirus - Free version of avast - www.avast.com

Backup - fbackup - www.fbackup.com

cd-burning - CDBurnerXP - http://cdburnerxp.se/en/download

Memory cleanup - My own program CleanMem - http://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem

Firefox - www.getfirefox.com

ISO burner - ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Java - java.com

Office, Word, Excel, ect. - Libre Office - http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

Email - Thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Picture editing - 2 programs
   Paint.net - http://www.getpaint.net/
   Google Picasa - http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa39-setup.exe

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2013, 03:47:58 pm »
That's great,  i would go out of my way to have you work on my computers, don't know where your located though.

Quick question, at the Asus website what would the drivers i need to put on a thumb drive be listed under, doesn't seem to say drivers just things like utilities, bios, etc...

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2013, 03:53:37 pm »
What model is your system?

I need the exact model, it will be on a sticker.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2013, 03:56:12 pm »
I think i figured it out, but the model is U56E BBL6

win 7 2430 intel I- 5  Sandy Bridge Asus
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Re: confused about file
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2013, 03:58:57 pm »
Driver page, you will need it after
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=U56E&p=3&s=343

And you will see the LAN driver, thats the one you want so it can get back on the net after the reinstall.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2013, 04:25:27 pm »
Great, that's the page i have been on and i am just going down the list. So far i have the latest lan driver, graphics driver,chipset, and audio on the thumb drive and will go down the list.

I think i'm doing it right, some say they are drivers and some don't though.


Ya know i just noticed there are around 6 or 7 Microsoft hotfix  apps but it doesn't mention what they are for.
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Re: confused about file
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2013, 02:37:01 am »
I cant believe this, i just got done with the new install and booted from the iso dvd and used the Thumb drive for the network drivers and everything went fine. I installed the Kaspersky disk that i have had for awhile and still have coverage until june so i used that to get the anti v up .  After all said and done that Reimage program keeps popping up like crazy, i don't know what else i can do.



Ya know i'm starting to think that Reimage program may not be unusual and i am hoping everyone else is seeing the same thing i see. I mean i am almost positive it's a rogue program but i'm curious to see what others see on their screen when they first click on Tweaking.

  As soon as i click it on there is always a Mcafee program from Reimage, thats what it says (i know your site is clean ) but i am wondering if others see this program as well and then i would be able to rule out that it's just my computer.
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Re: confused about file
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2013, 11:03:12 pm »
There is no way reimage could be on the system if your formatted the drives in the Windows setup.

When you format the drive it wipes everything. I normally just delete the partition and dont format. Windows remakes the partition and all boot records and files are gone in a nice fast way.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2013, 05:33:38 pm »
After wiping the system by deleting and formatting this is what i still get, whether it's active or not i can't tell but nothing has changed.

Maybe i need to use Dban or something similar because this thing is incredibly difficult to get rid of. Do you think i need to wipe the drive with a more thorough method like with the program above.

Now all the screenshots in the attachments are from the Reimage program ,  the Seven forums one is difficult to see because it's small but you can see the Reimage logo there as well.

It doesn't matter where i go that pop up is there regardless.
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Re: confused about file
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2013, 10:38:39 am »
Those are not popups, those are just ads that are on the sites :wink:

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2013, 03:40:47 pm »
All i am questioning is why am i having all the same Reimage advertisements after i clicked on it once in the past  but before i clicked on it i had zero Reimage advertisements .

Granted i don't know whats normal in regards to advertising ads on websites and here's a new one that looks like an ad for XP burner but i know it's not a legit program.
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Re: confused about file
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2013, 06:37:34 pm »
Hi
   You must have a bunch of tracking cookies or something of that nature reading your surfing habits to give you ad's based on your surfing nature. I hate these, so here are a number of things to try to block them.

http://www.ghostery.com/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

and something extra for IE

http://www.techgeekandmore.com/2013/02/10/removing-vibrant-in-place-ads-in-internet-explorer/

I use firefox specifically so the top two will work great for firefox (I use them both, They work to well sometimes, so you may need to unblock some cookies and widgets to see certain add's in different sites or may be to log in).

I have set firefox to only keep tracking cookies I want. For example I have set firefox to keep cookies for this website and forum.

When I close firefox it will delete cookies I haven't specified.

As you cant tell I hate being tracked or ad's trying to get me to spend money.

It isn't 100%. But it's a good start.

I also use open dns which helps to block some of this crap as well.


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Re: confused about file
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2013, 07:15:26 pm »
Thanks Chris,  i was just curious about having once clicked on the rogue program Reimage (supposedly there's a legit program called that but of course i found the bad one) that when it now appears on pages that i visit that it must mean i'm still infected by it.

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Re: confused about file
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2013, 07:29:58 pm »
You need to delete your cookies then use the tools I suggested. Your not infected by anything bad. You have tracking cookies on your system. Every site use's tracking cookies. With out them you wouldn't be able to log into your favorite sites or even look at video. You need cookies for almost everything anymore. You want to do is get rid of the ones that aggravate you and keep the ones that don't.

CCleaner does a good job of deleting cookies.

Download it and run it. Keep the default settings with the exception of tracking cookies, enable this for deletion. Run a system restore first, and stay away from the registry cleaner unless you know what your doing or are prepared for the possible consequences.

Once you delete the cookies, any user I'D's and passwords you have saved will be deleted (they are cookies to). Then set up firefox to keep the ones you want. This with the tools should take care of it. I hope :wink: LOL!


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Re: confused about file
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2013, 10:12:07 am »
I know about cookies, i have them turned off at all times.  The thing that baffles me is that this Reimage program is shown on every page i visit regardless.  Before i clicked it on that one time in the past i never have seen the ads for it on any page.  The Reimage program is the only ads that i ever see , only very very occasionally do i see any other ads.

Even after two complete reinstalls that ad still always shows itself and cookies are always turned off. I always fill in my login details manually at all sites, never do they fill in themselves.


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Re: confused about file
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2013, 11:35:27 am »
With a fresh install you wouldnt have any old cookies or anything old at all.

Reimage has a huge ad campaign going right now so it is no wonder you are seeing it. But again those are just ads. There is nothing infected or wrong on the system :wink:

Install firefox and use the adblock add on and you wont see ads any more. Even though I make money from ads on my site I use firefox and adblock LOL

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