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Need help getting rid of a virus!

By petryss ·
I got a virus. At first it appeared when Microsoft Security Essentials found it and deleted it. Then it showed up again on the next scan and grew to two and four and more on each consecutive scan.

Next my desktop icons disappeared. I managed to find them and bring them back for a day or two while I worked to clean my computer of the virus. I tried to run disc cleanup but that disappeared from system. Next all my programs disappeared and now I can't access the internet. I tried working in safe mode but I cant even find any of my programs. I tried to dump the computer and re-install XP but nothing works.

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by databaseben In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

its usually number 1, if you only have one o.s. on the system. if you had two o.s's, then you could either press number 1 or 2 to select which one to log into.

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Need help getting rid of a virus!

by petryss In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

I selected number 1 but once it got to the part it asked for the administrator password I tried every password I've ever used and they were all wrong. It asked if I wanted to Reboot which I did. This computer is about 6 years old and if I ever put a password in I will never know.

If I follow your instructions and just install a new os won't the virus still be in the old o/s and could it get into the new?

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by databaseben In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

just click the enter key to bypass the questions, that is if you were usually logging into windows automatically and without entering any password to begin with.

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by databaseben In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

response #2 - in regards to installing a new o.s., there is always a possibility that you have a boot virus - but we don't really know what kind of infection you had or have.

i'm basing my suggestions for executing a manual restore on the presumption that your anti virus did zap the initial infection and you simply need to restore missing or corrupted system files.

however, if all your efforts to salvage what you have fail, you can install xp from scratch.

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Need help getting rid of a virus!

by petryss In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

I followed your advice and hit enter this time when it asked for administrator password.
Now it says C:\WINDOWS and is waiting for me to type something. I hit enter but thats not what it wants?

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by databaseben In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

it looks like you are now at the disk prompt.

next press the letters followed by 2 periods and hit enter afterwards:

cd..

next you should see the c prompt below:

c>:

next type the below to execute a check disk then hit enter afterwards:

chkdsk/F

after the utility runs above and you get the c prompt again, type the below, then press enter afterwards.

exit

then remove the cd and reboot your computer and see if you can initialize your windows again. try both safe mode and normal mode.

if however, your system does not boot up like before, then retry all the steps again to boot with the cd, execute the recovery/repair console and get back to the c prompt.

then try a manual system restore.

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Virus Removale is an art

by dayen In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

Go to my web site on another computer you will find the instruction to get rid of the virus it is a hostage virus it hide your files it has to be remove by an anti virus boot dis from a cold boot virus can live in Mem during a warm boot also you need a program to repair the registry,
my site is halloweenhackers.com, don't freek I am a white Hat

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by petryss In reply to Virus Removale is an art

Hello Dayen:
Well, I couldn't get as far as your site on the computer with the virus. I was here until 6:45 PM last night and that computer in safe mode was still trying to bring up the internet.
This morning I can even get it to come up in Safe Mode. I am on that screen and have chosen safe mode but no response as yet. It is working tho as after I arrowed down and chose safe mode the arrow key doesn't even work.

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File you will need for REG

by dayen In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

is FixNCR.reg you import into Registry it take a little work because you need to place it in all users acounts so if any are not administrators then you need to set them to administrator but you must have removed the virus first and chkdsk does not remove any virus also system recovery will only spread a virus

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oh my god!

by sightsandsounds In reply to Need help getting rid of ...

Buy A New Computer!

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