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I'm pretty much screwed!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by korfx04, May 10, 2011.

  1. korfx04

    korfx04 Junior Member

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    Well, earlier today i had my computer infested with one of those program that tells you that your computer is infected with 21343234523463456543 virus's and it disables taskmanager and system restore and changes your wallpaper.. I've had these before, but they never effected my other partitions or system recovery part. But this one called WindowsRECOVERY Did something to my D partition and it's showing nothing, but it's showing that that partition has only 11gb left on it like it was, but when you click on it it shows nothing is there.

    I Had to reinstall windows and i figured it will fix it self on a clean install of windows, but it didn't. The bad part is that scrapebox was on that partition along with the order id etc.. Well, the paypal account was hacked and someone got $200 (this has been awhile back) and paypal didn't refund my money and i closed my account. I Have my email address, but i don't think this will be enough.. I'm freaking out!! what can i do? am i screwed?

    I'm trying this recovery program, but i don't know if it will work.
     
  2. Pelican1789

    Pelican1789 Registered Member

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    scan u r PC with super anti spyware/malbare bytes ....
     
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  3. snabbacash

    snabbacash Registered Member

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    What above poster said, no need to reinstall your pc, also dont forget to use a good antivirus program like nod32.
     
  4. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Try Autorun Eater it might work
     
  5. RedLable

    RedLable Regular Member

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    +1 ^ this is good advice.
     
  6. Madruga

    Madruga Senior Member

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    I usually used to unplug the internet cable (backdoor maggots), restart the pc, delete all the partitions, format it, then restart it again (don't let it install your windows on a single drive, lol) and create again your desired partitions. Format C: and install windows again. After that, you can plug in your internet cable.
    Anyway, gamecity's method is good too.
     
  7. korfx04

    korfx04 Junior Member

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    I've already did all this, the virus completely wiped out my d partition that housed all my important programs and on the partition was scrapebox along with the order id for scrapebox.. How can i download scrapebox and have it activated? I Still have the email used to order with trough paypal, but that paypal account is long gone :(
     
  8. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    Get Malwarebytes. Its good. If you have no luck with removing it. Re-install Windows.

    Contact Scrapebox and tell them what has happened. Give them your name and the paypal email you used. I'm sure they will understand dude.
     
  9. noesis2020

    noesis2020 Newbie

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    I got sick of Windows+Viruses so now I'm using Ubuntu (Linux). And for windows apps I'm using Wine. Macromedia and Photoshop works fine with Wine. I'm not so sure about Scrapebox.
     
  10. yourface

    yourface Registered Member

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    Are you 100% sure they deleted? I came here to actually post about an experience I had last night using scrapebox to see if anyone else has had issues with it in the past.

    I was doing a slow comment post when suddenly shit like what you said started popping up. Something about my harddrive crashing or some garbage. It ended up 'deleting' my desktop and all my files, but after a quick restoration to the last good copy of windows, I was back in business, or so I thought.

    I ran through some scans with malewarebytes, superantispyware and combofix, so my PC was spotless, but a lot of shit was still weird, and my folders looked faded out. Turns out the virus simply hid my folders, but since I have the folder option to see hidden folders, I was able to see them.. my computer couldn't though. I had to run an 'unhide' application and everything was back to normal.

    Now that my fun day story is over, I was wondering is that type of shit common running scrapebox or other applications like that? Gamecity is talking like this is a normal occurrence using these tools, is that really true? If so I may just have to stick to grinding out pure white hat methods, I *hate* dealing with trojans like that.
     
  11. markim2000

    markim2000 Newbie

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    This is what I do all the time too with great results. But I would suggest also using a free program called "RKILL" in addition to the steps described above.
     
  12. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    Windows is fine if you don't look at porn and troll the internet. + if you have a good (or many) AV's.
     
  13. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    You get crap often because of your SEO activities but you just reinstall Windows? :)
    Use a virtual machine like virtual PC or vmware.

    As to your current problem, use a file recovery program. Large partitions / HDDs can't be wiped out in an instant, it takes some very noticeable disk churring. So probably you still have the stuff. Some free software can be found here:
    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/collection/collid,1295-order,1-c,downloads/files.html
     
  14. yourface

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    So which application are likely to lead to this? I was thinking of grabbing AMR, is that generally safe?
     
  15. TheStopNetworks

    TheStopNetworks BANNED BANNED

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    You can also run malwarebytes by changing the name of the .exe file so instead of mbam.exe make it yourname.exe or something.
     
  16. korfx04

    korfx04 Junior Member

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    Quick update. I Got my scrapebox back with my order id and now active :) onlything i had to do was email them now i have everything on a CD in my safe, so i wont loose it!
     
  17. breonsnow

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    damn dude! glad you got sorted out and back up and running!
     
  18. BigLarry

    BigLarry Regular Member

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    I had the same and Combofix sorted out all the desktop issues and Malwarebytes got rid of the rest.
     
  19. cloakndagger

    cloakndagger Power Member

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    You can fix a few trojans etc by quickly pressing ctrl,alt ,delete just before it goes to windows it brings up the task manager and you halt anything that looks dodgy,usually long series of digits.
    I use AMR,scrapebox etc no viruses through them.
     
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    You formated your entire PC and the trojan remained? You can try a system restore although that you would need to the find the correct time slot. Malware bytes is quite good though.