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Windows 7 Crippled by Interpol Virus -- is there a bootable USB disk fix?


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I picked up the Interpol Virus on my Windows 7 machine two days ago. I have been able to access the various Safe Mode options through F8 but when I try to run safe mode the system shuts down. I do not have admin. privileges on this machine, so I the restore option is not available. I have tried to make a bootable USB with malwarebytes or another anti-virus solution on it to run when the infected computer turns on, but have not figured out how to do it. PLEASE HELP

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Welcome to the forum, see if you can do this:

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

How to tell > 32 or 64 bit

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:

  • Insert the installation disc.
  • Restart your computer.
  • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:

    • Startup Repair
      System Restore
      Windows Complete PC Restore
      Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
      Command Prompt
  • Select Command Prompt
  • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file, close out this message, then type the following into the search box:
    services.exe
  • Now press the Search button
  • When the search is complete, search.txt will also be written to your USB
  • Type exit and reboot the computer normally
  • Please copy and paste both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Search.txt)

MrC

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