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Virus Preventing OS Boot-Up/Safe Mode Access

I'm pretty sure I have a Virus Preventing OS Boot-Up/Safe Mode Access. I have been able to start Spybot successfully through my CD Writer Drive, but unfortunately it has no capability to remove viruses just spyware. If I'm not quick selecting what I want to do with Spybot after it boots-up the computer will shut-down on me, which I think is one of the side-effects of the virus I have. I'm operating with Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2. Thanks in advance for any support you can provide.

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  • sushilpun111 Feb 27, 2009

    a virus from my friend's pen drive prevent my system to boot in safe mode, my task manager, run is disabled, i could not run my symatec antivirus to do the scan, i have run combofix and spybot, but its the same,

    please help me get rid of this virus,


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Take your hard drive out and place it in another computer as a slave and run a scan on your hard drive with the other computer.
If your hard drive is ide hard drive. I'm not sure about SATA drives.
If you could get it on a network with a working computer you could run a scan across the network.
I can do it for you if you are able to open your mail and go online and installl some software I recommend. This will enable me to remote control your computer.

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