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Try to scan ur system using your anti-virus or if still not work you need to reset it to its factory default or reformatting your HDD...



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There are at least 2 ways to put a windows pc to start in safe mode.
One you press the F8 key before windows starts and the other from within windows. This program "msconfig.exe" will make the pc start in safe mode and also the reverse, start full mode. If you didn't use the second method, it seems someone did it without your knowledge or you machine is infected and a virus did it.

Jul 14, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Quick Fix for most FAKE Anti-Virus infections.


Note: Get a pad of paper as you will need to write down a few file names.

1. Identify the fake Anti-Virus program.
This is simple just look at the name and icon of the program claiming to be an anti-virus. This should not be hard because they are constantly informing you of fake infections and automatically running scans. After you know which program is bothering you click the start menu or if you can access your desktop find the fake AV programs icon. Once you find the icon on your start menu or desktop right-click and go to properties. Now write down the name .exe file.

2. Deleting the virus
First of all restart your computer in safe-mode. You can do this by either restarting your computer and repeatedly pressing the F8 key until the safe mode screen appears. Or you can click start menu>run type msconfig and hit enter. Click the BOOT.INI tab then put a check next to /SAFEBOOT. Click Ok and then Restart. Once your computer is in safe-mode click START>RUN. Type regedit and hit enter. Press Ctrl+F so that we can search for the fake AV. Remember that file name you wrote down earlier type that into the find box and hit enter. Right click on and delete any registry entries associates with that file. This will prevent the fake AV from trying to run the next time you start your computer. After you have found every entry tied to that filename type in the actual name of the fake AV ex. Anti-Virus 2009. Do the same thing as you did with the filename delete any and all entries associated with the name of that AV.
After this is completed close the registry. Click START>RUN type msconfig. Go to both the Startup tab and the Services tab and look for any entries that have the name of the fake av program or the filename you wrote down. Un-check any you find. Now close the configuration panel. Click START>SEARCH>FOR FILES OR FOLDERS... type in the name of the file you wrote down and hit enter delete any of the files you find with that name. Also if any of the files are in a folder named what the AV is delete those entire folders. DONT delete your system32 folder or anyfolder found in your C:\Windows directory unless you know for 100% that its only contents are files associated with fake AntiVirus Program. If you are unable to delete the file ex. it gives you an error message saying its already running restart your computer again in safe mode and try deleting it again. After that is complete and you booted your computer in safe mode using the msconfig method click START>RUN type msconfig goto the BOOT.INI tab and un-check /SAFEBOOT if not just restart your computer.

After those steps are completed the fake Anti-Virus program should not be bothering you anymore. Remember this is only a quick fix so that you can at least use your computer to run an anti-spyware\malware\virus program and this is highly recommended as its likely you have more infections.

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Sounds like you may have a virus. Are you able to access other web pages?
If so,First, you will need to disable all viruses from loading at startup:1. Turn on your laptop.2. As soon as you see anything on the screen, Tap the F8 key once per second3. Select safe mode and hit ENTER4. Once you log into Windows, go to start -> run -> type: msconfig -> hit enter5. Select "services" tab -> check "hide all microsoft services" -> then "disable all"6. Select "startup" tab -> "disable all"7. Click OK and Restart
After loading Windows normally, download and run Hitman Pro 3.51. Download: Hitman Pro2. Scan using quick scan.3. Setup page: select "No, I only want to perform a one-time scan ..."4. If it finds anything, select free cleanup.
Once your computer is clean. Restore msconfig to normal:1. go to start -> run -> type: msconfig -> hit enter2. In the General Tab -> select "Normal Startup"3. Press Ok and Restart
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I cant seem to get into safe mode on my comp


When you first turn the computer on Keep tapping F8 if that doesnt work Try F5.
If you can get into Windows then you can make the computer boot into Safe mode next time you start it up using MSConfig.
If you have XP you will need to Start > Run > msconfig.exe Windows Vista / 7, Start > (Type in the start search box under All Programs) msconfig, you will notice it come up and the top of the box > Click on it and when prompted by UAC click Continue / Yes.
Now that you are in MSConfig under the general tap select Diagnostic Startup, press apply then OK, you will not be prompted to restart the computer. Restart and it will put you into Safe Mode.

Apr 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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In normal mode PC hangs due to spies or viruses. Unable to start the system in safe mode or safe ode in networking mode always it restarts if tried with safe mode. www.kaspersky.com, www.grisoft.com,...


When you are restarting the PC - Press F8 Key till you get the options to Boot
Choose Last Known Good Configuration and load windows
Once you have logged into your PC - try to MSCONFIG

If that does not work, Open Task Manager ( CTRL + ALT + DEL ) key and Click on Services Tab. Click the Services Button below. and it should let you open SERVICES.MSC

Disable all the Antivirus software installed ( double click on the software name and under Startup type - choose Disable )
Also Disable the Windows Installer

Try to access or Download some Virus program to Run or Clean.

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Vista protiction 2010 keeps shutting my pc internet off wanting me to buy it


It sounds like you have a virus. To be specific, "Vista Protection 2010" sounds suspiciously like a class of viruses called "rogue AV", which lock down your system and harass you into giving them your credit card number. Often, once you do, the program will not stop doing what it does. They will tell you your computer is full of viruses and stop you from running programs.

To get rid of it, boot into safe mode by rebooting your PC and holding down F8 as soon as it starts to boot. Select safe mode (or safe mode with networking). Disable the virus starting up with the computer:
  1. Hold down windows+R
  2. Type "msconfig" and press enter
  3. Select the startup tab
  4. Look for entries with truly nonsensical names like geiuwyzi.exe and 80221919. Also look for "av.exe" and anything with the same name as the virus. Disable each one using the checkbox beside it.
  5. Reboot your computer. The virus should not be visible.
  6. Run at least one antivirus program. I personally recommend MalwareBytes and ClamAV (you don't want to know how many of these I see where the poor user has relied upon AVG or Avast). Run a full scan - as the virus is not currently running, a quick scan may not detect it.
That should do you.

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Kindly go to google and search for flash disinfector and download the software and run it to remove the virus. Connect all the flash drives you have with you to remove the virus.

http://www.spywareremove.com/removenewfolderexe.html

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My laptop(os windows xp) is infected with iiiiii.exe virus.


first thing to do is try to install and scan your pc with an antivirus program...if you have one already...update your antivirus program. restart your laptop and press F8 to enter safe mode, in safemode, start a full scan.

when finished, reboot back to normal mode then download CCleaner. Scan you laptop using CCleaner to remove the temp files and fix registry issues, you can also disable the startup programs that you do not need to start automatically in CCleaner.

CCleaner

In Addition, you could also install a antispyware program like Ad-Aware just to make sure.

Hope this helps.


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Please help me in removing virus in my pc.


Boot windows into safe mode (reboot, and hit f8 while booting, then pick safe mode from the menu).

Once in safe mode, delete the virus's exe.

Also, run download this tool called AUTORUNS from sysinternals:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Security/Autoruns.mspx

Uncheck checkboxes that reference the virus. Please be careful what you uncheck here. Unchecking something that is core windows will cause your computer to be unable to boot.

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