Post by Night Bear on Aug 17, 2011 14:47:14 GMT -5
Well sort of, and it's not the main one I use. The Vista computer, which is technically mine but my parents use it more often, got infected with a severe virus, a rogue antivirus to be precise.
The rogue was detected by Threatfire, and it attempted to quarantine and remove it, but needed a reboot. But upon rebooting, the computer wouldn't boot up anymore. An important file, I suspect, was damaged and the comp couldn't load because of that.
I used Linux LiveDVD and a USB stick to rescue some files, such as my sister's stories and dad's tax returns. After that, I used the CDs that came with the computer to perform a reformat. I wiped the computer clean and reinstalled Windows Vista.
The next day, I proceeded to get internet working, reinstalling the drivers necessary, installed Microsoft Security Essentials, Threatfire, Firefox, and OpenOffice. I put the files rescued back on the computer.
The computer is now working again and my dad's currently using it. I do feel a sense of accomplishment being able to pull this off. It is a shame I had to wipe the drive clean, but I did get the files that people actually wanted off of the machine before it was wiped out.