Russian Virus

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Nuwat, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Nuwat

    Nuwat New Member

    So I just encountered a Russian virus that completely changed my language, installed programs, etc. until I was unable to get into my account via incorrect password. No biggie, I had just started on this desktop a day ago. Currently restoring my computer with a windows 10 disc, until I realized a change. Last time I partitioned and convert gpt to install windows 10, it created 3 different drivers which weren't all that much space. Now, there's only 2 other drivers and one of them takes up over 700 gb of my data. What's the cause of this? Is this still the Russian virus working on my computer, or is there something else going on here?
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    Da fuq u been doing?
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  3. aldan

    aldan Active Member

    the "plow and pave" approach is more of a last resort.what security programs are you running,and what did they call this "russian virus"?
  4. Nuwat

    Nuwat New Member

    xD All I was really doing was installing games from Steam and just chatting on facebook and what not. Nothing serious

    I was running windows defender but it didn't notify me at all. I just noticed a russian-languaged toolbar install, then the entire windows 10 changed to russian language, then I was logged out. Upon trying to re-login, my password was no longer working. Really though, my only concern is that 700 gig take off of my hard drive and what the cause of it was.
  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

    Use the install cd to delete all existing partitions and set them back up again.
  6. Punk

    Punk Moderator Staff Member

    Ya don't get such viruses from just doing what you said ya know? :D

    I would suggest installing Avast Free and Malwarebyte free too. You don't need the paid version from any of these two.
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  7. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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  8. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

    Just a side note but I'm guessing your password wasn't working because your keyboard is now in Russian rather than your original language and thus what you're typing is not what's actually being inputted. Wouldn't really expect them to change your Windows password, particularly if it was a Microsoft account.

    I'm guessing that the toolbar got installed by mistake and somehow converted your whole OS to Russian. Or you've just got unsavory browsing habits. Either or.

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