I have in the past week got my hands on a HP Pavilion slimline s5306 Desktop PC, Running windows7 Ultimate 64 bit It has had a previous owner for the last couple of months.
However, I have discovered an infiltration of thousands and I do mean thousands of zip files.
I have after some time using the latest Avanquests Powerdesk8, managed to get rid of all of the offending files ,at abou 150 at a time. It took hours!
This left me with one Folder with a name of Frostwire on it and inside the folder are two files. The files are marked with x's This folder and the files will not be deleted nor, using Powerdesk, be destroyed. I have run AVG antivirus and it got rid of-
One Trojan horse Generic9.AOT, One Trojan horse Generic16.AUUX. 2 Viruses, a JS Agent.K and a Packed.Auto.It. Also a couple of Malware,one a Variant of Win32/Agent Trojan and a Win32/Genetik
When i do try to get rid of them i get a window telling me that the files are no longer located in c/user/Ben/My Documents/Frostwire
Is the folder the last remnant of this incursion or are there more hidden?
If you have just got your hands on this PC it is fairly simple process to use the HP restore back to factory option, visit the HP Compaq site support section or use the local machines HP help to find the how to
Fruitbat, thanks for that, I'll put that in my armoury, And lotvic, I'll keep that in mind,I have seen somewhere in the programs and recovery disk making thingy, but i have been soo busy trying to get to know the computer that i hadn't given it a thought! Thankyou! Tosh,I do have "Factory_Image(D")is that the same? Blackstrider
In my computer do u see 2 drives one the c drive and another D drive with recovery or factory image on it if u do then search the hp website for the key to press while booting and use it to bring it back to factory settings