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    Default Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    Hey there team,

    Just wondering if someones able to help me out with a small/medium/semi large problem i have.
    Currently havea desktop PC that i had left at my parents place for a couple of months whilst flatting, upon returning and turning it on after my little brothers hadda decent play and added who knows what to it , it no longer will connect to the network, media player doesnt work at all and wont open, when you open a browser up it closes right away, wont let you install anything at all, you run adaware and it blue screens and well alot of other things such as msconfig wont work so i cant do anything to source the problem, just wondering other than formatting (due to the amount of info on the drives) if theres anyway possible that i could do something to fix this?

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated,


    Cheers heaps in Advance

    Mike

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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    Welcome to the forum

    Connect it (the hard drive) to a working system (if there's another computer there)

    If its an IDE hard drive, remember to jumper it first

    Then scan it with something like Avast (or whatever virus scanner is on the PC you connect it to)

    Then get Trojan remover / malwarebytes below (install it on the PC that you connected the hdd to - update them first), then scan the hdd thats connected.

    Then see what happens (put it back on the PC it was in). If it boots into Windows, disable system restore.

    Will it boot into safe mode? Press / hold F8 after you reboot, and select safe mode / safe mode networking
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 18-03-2009 at 11:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    Welcome to PF1

    If you cannot slave it as speedy suggested, try this first:

    Disable System Restore to Prevent Reinfection:
    Right Click My Computer>Properties>System Restore Tab>tick turn off system restore on all drives
    Firstly, see if you can Download MBAM on another pc, then copy it to a flash drive or burn it to a cd then run on the PC.

    Once that is done, do the same with Spyware Terminator

    Do full scans, and update first.

    If it BSOD's, try doing it in safe mode with networking(Tap F8 when booting PC)

    Also, what is the BSOD that pops up?

    And is the browser IE?

    After doing scans with MBAM and SpywareTerminator, download HijackThis and run it on the affected machine, then copy and paste the log here. Tick all the entries we tell you to tick, then click the "Fix Checked" button afterward.

    Blam


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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    as much i would like to be able to take the drive out and put in another comp its not possible, only have the one desktop and a laptop which im on now

    Computer does boot into safe mode but wont let u install anything either, ill try see if i can get those programs you suggested to work,.

    Cheers for the help mate

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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    You in NZ Xsvtoy?? Or somewhere else?

    Select safe mode/networking, see if it can get on the internet (thats if its connected to the internet now)

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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    yup im from nz aye mate, bottom of the south for me
    have tried booting it with network support but didnt seem to connect either

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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    Whereabouts in Auckland?
    We can fix it if this doesn't work out.

    Ok, don't worry about connecting to the network, just download MBAM from another machine and run it.

    After picking up most nasties you'll be able to do normal stuff again.

    We'll solve the problems one by one

    Blam


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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    What if you reboot, and press/hold F8 and select last known good configuration??

    See if it boots into windows. If it doesnt get into windows, boot back into safe mode. Go to start/run, and type msconfig.

    Go to the startup tab. Tell us whats here. The name of the program and file/folder its in. We'll tell u what to untick.

    It could be something here thats crashing it

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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    Whereabouts in Auckland?
    I think he meant the Sth Island not Sth Auckland

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    Default Re: Virus Problems - Windows Xp

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    I think he meant the Sth Island not Sth Auckland
    lol only just realize that!


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