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Comcast ConstantGuard/AmIBotted reports:


Multi_Criminal_JavaBlack (TDSS/TDL Downloader)


attempted to reset Windows 8.1 from recovery partition but received error message "winload.efi" missing.  Successfully reset with usb recovery media but received an almost immediate ConstantGuard email report of the Multi Criminal JavaBlack after the reset.


thanks if advance for any assistance you can provide.



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I am MoNsTeReNeRgY22 and I will be assisting you with your computer problem today. 


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Please be aware that removing Malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to necessitate you taking your computer to a repair shop. 


Because of this, I highly recommend you make sure any important files on your computer are backed up externally.


If you are still in need of assistance, please run DDS again and post the logs. Please Copy & Paste the contents of DDS.txt and Attach.txt in your next reply. You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file.

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