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Virus!! my pc was infected with a virus...on running the antivirus i deleted few windows fiole taht wre infected and now my windows is not working.is there any solution????

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  • keeprocking8 Jul 23, 2008

    thanks a lot....i would try it and tell you...but actually all my programs and system programs have become disfunctional...everytime i open any program it asks the to open with a program option...its the same problem with my drives as well...is formatting the computer only option left now???

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Hi,

you can try hitting f-8 and system restore while the computer is starting , it may be a different sequence on your machine, but while your computer is starting and before you get the blue message try hitting F8 at the top and within that menu is the system restore option, try restoring back to before you made that mistake. It may take a few tries but that may do it.
good luck

JM

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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    Jude Meredith Jul 23, 2008

    hi,



    I have some more info for you. hit F8 then choose safe mode, windows hopefully will let you in, navigate to system restore in start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore, choose a date in there before all that happened, reboot.



    If windows doesent let you into safe mode, restart and study your startup screens closely for a ((complete system restore)) area, its different than windows restore as this resets your whole machine to when it was new, follow directions closely if you have that option, that restore option may be insdie window as well in system tools if its a newer machine, hope that helps



    Jm

  • Jude Meredith
    Jude Meredith Jul 25, 2008

    hi,



    maybe call a local computer place and tell them exactly what its doing, they will let you know how much its going to be and/or if you can save your files.



    J

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Delete all the partition while installing the OS and after the OS installation, install antivirus with latest virus defenition and run the full system scan.

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The virus could be a partition virus. Did you delete the existing partition and then format? If not then, I would suggest, you to do it first.

It is also likely that any of the CD's that you are using for installing software's might be infected by the Virus.

Therefore, first Delete the existing partition, then create new partition, then install XP and after than Install a good AntiVirus software.

There is also another easy way out, if you are able to get the name of the Virus, I could suggest the AntiVirus that can remove the virus without having to format it. But this is only if the virus is not a Partition Virus.

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The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.
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  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP)
If you are running Windows Me or Windows XP, we recommend that you temporarily turn off System Restore. Windows Me/XP uses this feature, which is enabled by default, to restore the files on your computer in case they become damaged. If a virus, worm, or Trojan infects a computer, System Restore may back up the virus, worm, or Trojan on the computer.

Windows prevents outside programs, including antivirus programs, from modifying System Restore. Therefore, antivirus programs or tools cannot remove threats in the System Restore folder. As a result, System Restore has the potential of restoring an infected file on your computer, even after you have cleaned the infected files from all the other locations.

Also, a virus scan may detect a threat in the System Restore folder even though you have removed the threat.

For instructions on how to turn off System Restore, read your Windows documentation, or one of the following articles:

Note: When you are completely finished with the removal procedure and are satisfied that the threat has been removed, reenable System Restore by following the instructions in the aforementioned documents.

For additional information, and an alternative to disabling Windows Me System Restore, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Antivirus Tools Cannot Clean Infected Files in the _Restore Folder (Article ID: Q263455).

2. To update the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
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    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2006, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0, or newer products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated daily. These products include newer technology.

    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2005, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0, or earlier products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated weekly. The exception is major outbreaks, when definitions are updated more often.


  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted daily. You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them.

The latest Intelligent Updater virus definitions can be obtained here: Intelligent Updater virus definitions. For detailed instructions read the document: How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater.

3. To run a full system scan
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    For Norton AntiVirus consumer products: Read the document: How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files.

    For Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise products: Read the document: How to verify that a Symantec Corporate antivirus product is set to scan all files.


  2. Run a full system scan.
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Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the threat may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

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