XP Local Services

By hasanini2004 ·
How do I get around enabling local services? There is a virus that has disabled all of my services; Help & Support, Web Client, Windows Installer, TC/IP for Internet, etc.

If you know of a virus that has disabled all local services, please let me know...Your help will be gladly appreciative.

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Well the obvious thing to do is remove the Infection

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to XP Local Services

By scanning the system in Safe Mode with a Up To Date AV product.

Then when it is cleaned you can start to repair the system but from past experience after you have cleaned it up I find it easier to do a In Place/Upgrade Install as described here though you do need M$ Branded Install Media not a System Makers Recovery Disc.


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See how you go with this

by Jacky Howe In reply to XP Local Services

turn off System Restore.
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.<br>
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.<br>
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.<br>
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.<br>
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.<br>
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.<br>
Run it through again and see if it finds anything else. You may have to do this until it stops finding things.
Just to be on the safe side when you finish do an online scan with Bitdefender.
Remember to turn on System Restore when you have finished cleaning.
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