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Computer infected w/ 55 viruses or reiterations

Used grisoft to identify
and eliminate. now,
many of the options in
safe mode - do not
allow activation.
even desktop screen
options are unavailable.
does not allow safe-
mode w/network
connection.
why doesn't xp pro
fix this upon reboot?
why aren't the safe
mode options all
available - restore
point only goes back 3
days.
xp pro loads regardless
of choice.

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Well a virus wouldn't be a virus if it doesn't do any damage. But in reality it doesn't really do any damage, like any computer program a virus is also a program that has a set of commands that it will do once it has been activated, and it's primary goal is to stay active even if it is detected it's gonna create variants of itself. A typical infection is actually caused a 1 or several virus, you see 55 infections but this may only be caused by 5 -10 viruses the other infections are just variants. It seems like the virus has been able to fortify itself inside your windows core system shutting down all possible ways that it could be deleted.

To fix this problem you'll need to take out your hard drive and put in another computer as a slave drive. Make sure that computer has up to date virus definitions and make sure that you do the virus scanning in safe mode.

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How can i remove virus


Removing viruses, though technical, is yet a very simple process if all the required steps are properly followed.
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Before installing the antivirus, close all open applications and terminate any suspicious processes using Task Manager. Sometimes, you may need to boot into safe mode or safe mode with command prompt to delete suspicious programs and references to them in the Windows Registry (run regedit from the command prompt to open the registry editor).
Search engines are excellent tools to find out whether a certain process is harmful or not. You can also get steps on how to remove a specific virus manually.
Removing the virus beforehand might be necessary, as some viruses will not allow an antivirus to operate. However, if you are not successful, you may still continue with the installation.

Scan the System to Identify and Locate the Virus Usually, the antivirus will run automatically when the system reboots after the installation. Therefore, it might identify the virus automatically. Moreover, you may want to run a quick system scan to locate the virus.
Troubleshooting the Virus Infected Areas After the antivirus identifies the infected areas, the next step is to rectify those areas.
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Generally, the antivirus adopts one of two methods to eliminate the virus:
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The computer hung up and shut down


1. Boot your computer in safe mode.

- When the computer is restarting continuously press F8 until you have windows advance option. Choose safe mode then press enter.

2. Run scan using your Anti-virus program to check if your computer is not infected with virus.


Hope this would help. Thanks.

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A softwar is automaiclly downloded my pc is name security tool and hijack my pc


I answer this with thoughts that you are on another PC and not the affected one.Try running in safe mode with network access.
Cold boot the PC. Not reset but power off power on.
Then during the initial boot process, keep tapping the f8 key continueously.
We want the screen..(below) If Windows starts normally without going to this screen, reboot & try again.
Enter the "Safe Mode with networking" option and let Windows load in "Safe Mode" Choose "yes" if asked to allow it.
This allows you to go on the internet in while in safe mode.
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http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
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To get into Safe Mode:
Shutdown your computer. Then restart and hit F8 as soon as the video shows. then when you get the menu, select Safe Mode from the menu.
If you cannot get Norton's to update, download the free version of AVG Anti-virus and run it in Safe Mode.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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Factory Restore computer


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Her computer is most likely infected with a virus that tells windows to shutdown.

Before reformatting the computer, have her boot into safe mode. Do this by hitting F8 while the computer is booting, and the safe mode menu will pop up, where she can pick "Safe Mode" as the method of booting.

When windows comes up, she should run a virus scan on her computer and try and get rid of the problem. She does have some kind of anti-virus utility installed right? If not, get AVG Free Edition from http://free.grisoft.com/doc/downloads?prd=aff

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