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Hit hard with the Data Recovery virus

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by vbx, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. vbx New Member

    Mar 29, 2009
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    Wow.. Not sure how this happened, but I was hit last night with the Data Recovery virus. Wasn't even downloading anything. I was browsing the web and was hit.

    I was also running MS Security Essential and it didn't protect my computer for jack shlt....

    Dekstop is still all messed up. I'm in the process of removing all of the registry entry to fix most of the problem.

    I download several spyware removal (spy doctor etc etc.) and they all wanted me to PAY to remove the stupid virus.

    I finally got Malwarebyte to work (it was previously hidden by the stupid virus) and now I can actually use my desktop.

    Seeing that several other software REQUIRED registration and for us to PAY to remove the virus, it makes me wonder who benefits from this stupid virus. These stupid companies are the one releasing all these stupid crap and trying to make money off of it.
  2. 95Viper


    Oct 12, 2008
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    Sorry you got hit with this, but these things are a part of the scheme of things on the net.

    I wouldn't start blaming the A/V & malware removal companies. There is enough out there already... that they have no real need to release anything.
    Also, most, A/V & malware removal/scanner companies have free versions of their apps.
    Kaspersky Virus-fighting utilities
    And, you can google for many more.

    This example shows a good reason to have up to date backups, stored where they are secure.
    If you don't have a backup or cannot positively get rid of the critter, then, you may need to do a clean re-install.

    You may want to take a look here:
    Remove Data Recovery (Uninstall Guide)
    Simple Data Recovery virus removal guide

    Goodluck and hope you get it all cleared up.:)
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  3. vbx New Member

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    ^ I already had Malwarebyte but the virus prevented me from using it.

    It basically hid everything and prevented me from installing some of the other programs available.

    Only after removing the registry entries was I able to get my computer back working.

    Then I was able to run Malwarebyte and so on.

    It's working fine now.
  4. Hybrid_theory


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    Browsing the web is all it takes nowadays with attacks like cross-site scripting. Browse to a page that has malicious code, it looks for a vulnerability in your browser usually then gets on your computer if there's a vulnerability. Some tips to avoid this:

    -Run latest browser version, less vulnerabilites. Ie firefox 8 is downloadable, maybe even 9 now.
    -Install No script addon and deny scripting from sites on default

    Ill admit I dont follow these, but they are good ways to go for being secure.
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