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Hi I have a virus a pop up came on my friends pc Claims to be XP Antivirus 2011 Is ther an easy way to get rid of this without formatting

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Download combofix
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/combofix
run this program and it will remove it for you.

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  • cpenzes680 May 25, 2011

    It won't let me on the webpage quickly switches back to the virus page
    thank you

  • Tony May 25, 2011

    if you go to my computer and in the address bar copy and paste the link above you should be able to get to it.

    if not then you need to reboot to safemode. hold f8 after the bios post and select safemode.

  • Tony May 25, 2011

    also if you got another computer download the file to a usb stick and run on the infected computer.

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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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