Thorough Windows Clean by Charles Carroll
Clean a Windows Machine without Formatting it or losing Data
for Windows 7 and XP only
DO NOT USE FOR Windows 8 or later!
STEP 1: Deal with Ransomware
If Ransomware or some baddy is taking over our MBR or Partition so you cannot escape it, and cannot run safe mode, the ICE Ransomware being one of many examples…..
use a empty USB stick and HitManPro (the free version will remove) @
STEP 2: Clean the Machine in Safe Mode
Reboot in Safe mode with networking by rebooting and holding down F8 key. None of this will permanently fix your computer unless you are in SAFE MODE w/ NETWORKING
- Download RKill and run it
- Download ComboFix from BleepingComputer.org and run it
- Download SmitFraudFix and run it
- Download AntiMalwareBytes to catch everything those did not
I can clean any machine no matter how badly infected with these tools in safe mode. Will keep recurring if attempted in Normal Mode. Safe mode is the key.
I feel bad I have had to use this recipe on Windows 7 and XP machines that were protected by Microsoft and Commercial Protection.
Microsoft should have made their OS safe after 28 years of time to get it right.