How To Use Chkdsk Plus Recovery Console To Remove Tough Viruses

by vitalbodies on July 3rd, 2008

How To Use Chkdsk Plus Recovery Console To Remove Tough Viruses
VitalBodies (back when we still used Windows rather than Ubuntu) had a virus that no virus software could detect…

Using chkdsk at the Command Prompt

Using chkdsk at the Command Prompt

VIRUS ANOMALY:

Unless one made a backup with the program called Windows Backup…

START > ALL PROGRAMS > ACCESSORIES > SYSTEM TOOLS > BACKUP

…there appeared to be no virus???

If one scanned the file that the backup software creates, (VitalBodies used Clamwin (CLAMWIN.ORG a really nice free virus checker)) the virus could tell there was a virus in the backup file but did not tell which file within the 1000s of files in the backup had the virus.

THE RESOLVE:

To help resolve this VitalBodies used the recovery console to do a low level scan and recover bad sectors.

chkdsk C: /F /R

Chkdsk only checks the disk IF AND ONLY IF the drive i

s flagged, unless you set the right switches

/ F /R.

When the scan was complete the virus was gone.

NOTICE: This worked for VitalBodies but backup first and use at your own risk.

From Windows

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