Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Antivirus 2008 entered computer.could not remove with add-remove hardware. thought I was protected with cyberdefender software. uninstalled cyberdefender and installed avg virus removal software.All along could not click on task manager. Went on and did scan using avg program. Detected several viruses and problems. After scan complete it asked to shut down and boot back up. Did this- windowsfront page and sounds come up but my desktop page with icons is blank. what can i do to recover.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
I just went through the new variation of this infection on 4 of my office machines this week.
They became infected just by going to a web page that was infected, or "loaded" to infect machines.
After spending 20 hours trying to get them clean, I ended up formatting and reloading all 4 machines.
I was able to save off all of the email and documents before reloading them. The infection is in Windows, and not in other areas.
The problem with this new variation is that it "hides" really well. It mutates and reinfects each time you reboot the systems.
I used every trick I had learned in the past, 3 different antivirus programs, SpyBot, HyJack this, and a few others, and nothing would completely clean it.
I even tried doing a restore to a week before.
So I suggest you offload your emails and Documents, Format, and reload. It's the only way you are going to completely clean it.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
XP Antivirus 2008 is one of the latest counterfeit antispyware that devastates the wolrd wide web. XP Antivirus 2008 usually come up after you installed a video codec that come with Trojan, malware and virus. XP Antivirus 2008 normally generates fake and misleading system popup error messages so end-users will be tricked into purchase XP Antivirus 2008.
This is one of the warnings from the net about this program.
a system restore with disks or a full reinstall may be in your future.... reboot and tap f8 and then boot to safe mode.... does that work ?
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
May 20, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Feb 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Jun 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Oct 18, 2008 | Operating Systems
Jul 23, 2008 | Operating Systems
Jul 20, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...
Jun 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional
May 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...
Mar 16, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Sep 25, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...
169 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: