Working on an infected box

By Snuffy09 ·
I recently received my brother-in-law?s virus infested computer. I normally don?t charge family to work on their computers but after this last porn surfing binge he went on I think I will start making exceptions.

He?s running XP Home

Whatever he?s got it will not let me install any antivirus software (naturally) I receive an error message that says that the Microsoft installer is not running and that I may be in safemode. I am able to install other apps.

I shared out his HD and mapped it on my computer and scanned his HD with my AV software. I found about 30 infections but was not able to remove them due to permission/authentication issues.

I was able to install threat fire (cant update DB tho) I was also able to run smitfraud fix, but it didn?t fix anthing. I ran a recent copy of Stingger on it and it cleaned up 20 items.

My most recent attempt was installing Spybot S&amp from my machine to his mapped drive. I started the scan this morning so I will have to see what it found when I get home from work.

I need a IDE/SATA to USB adapter

Anybody have any more ideas before I give up and FDISK?

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I used it

by Snuffy09 In reply to Or...

then i ran into driver issues.

I tired to update the databases for the AV software but I didnt have neough Disk Space.

I copied my UbootCD from an ISO image im not sure how to update my software & make my own. The directions on the website are confusing.

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