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Got a virus now computer is busted

Hello,
I recently acquired a virus even though my McAfee is on and updated daily along with my spyware and a firewall. I tried to remove the virus from safe mode to no avail. I am running Windows XP and when I rebooted my system a log in screen appeared. Unfortunately I do not remmeber my password for this computer as I haven't had to use it in 5 or so years. My problem now is how can I bypass the password if possible and how do I restore my system to an earlier date if I cannot get past the password? I know that his can be done by using the F keys but I do not remember exactly how it works. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!

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  • Jarish Castañeda
    Jarish Castañeda May 11, 2010

    Hi, so you mean you can go through desktop by safe mode?


  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen May 11, 2010

    Hi there,


     


    First up,
    if you know that there is a virus on your computer, then you have got access to
    it, and then I do not know what fore and why you want to bypass a password.



    In case
    it is the BIOS password, we need to know what model you have got.



     


    /Teis



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I don't normally deal with this type of problem, but the following link has quite a few ways to deal with this dilemma:

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-reset-recover-forgotten-windows-nt-2000-xp-2003-administrator-password/

I have not personally tried any of these solutions, so use at your own risk.

If you REALLY need to gain access to info on that drive, I suggest connecting it as a SLAVE DRIVE on your working computer and running a SCAN to kill virus, along with copying your needed info to your pc.
If no info needed, just reformat and install XP again. Only sure way to have ZERO virus.

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