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Vista 32 bit Notebook infected


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My son was recently playing around with my notebook, and downloaded something that has made my Vista 32 bit notebook unusable...

I noticed that the notebook would not connect to our wireless network..so i rebooted twice , now the note book wont boot up in safe mode...and when i boot up normally all

i get to do is login and then it take me to a blank blue screen with the vista cursor just going round and and round..

I tried the Vista bootable repair disc but nothing.. I also tried two bootable vista virus scans..Kamainsky and Avira they found nothing..

So I am now at the stage of formatting the notebook and reinstalling...

QUESTION: Does anyone have any alternative boot discs with virus/malware scanners that can make my notebook work again.

PS: I also noticed that the virus started spreading onto other PCs in my home network..so I have taken the infected PC of our wireless LAN. :D

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You can try this one.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System

Requires access to a working computer with a CD/DVD burner to create a bootable CD.

  • Download the
    Avira AntiVir Rescue System
    from
    here

  • Place a blank CD in your burner and double-click on the downloaded file named
    rescue_system-common-en.exe

  • If the above link does not work please try this one:
    here

  • The program will automatically burn the CD for you.

  • Place the burned CD into the affected computer and start the computer from this CD.

  • On the bottom left side of the screen there are 2 flags. Using your mouse click on the British flag to use English.

  • Click on the
    Configuration
    button.

    • Select
      Scan all files

    • Select
      Try to repair infected files
      and
      Rename files, if they cannot be removed

    • Select
      Scan for dialers

    • Select
      Scan for joke programs (Jokes)

    • Select
      Scan for games

    • Select
      Scan for spyware (SPR)

    [*]
    Click on
    Virus scanner

    [*]
    Click on
    Start scanner
    at the bottom of the screen

    [*]
    Currently the program does not support saving a log. Write down the amount of items for Records, Suspect files, and Warnings

The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is a Linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore and is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available.

Possible solutions to Screen Resolution and other issues

  1. Please see the post
    here
    if you're unable to view the entire screen of Avira.

  2. You can also review this one
    Fixed Rescue CD Resolution Probs with Dell Video

  3. Currently only the German keyboard is supported.
    Command Line not working
    English keyboards require work arounds.

  4. Some computers attempt to mount the floppy even though they don't have one. You may need to go in to the BIOS and disable the floppy drive in order to mount your hard drive for scanning.

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Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed to prevent others from posting here. If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this thread with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread.

Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

The fixes and advice in this thread are for this machine only. Do not apply the instructions from this thread to your own machine. Please start a new thread describing your issue and someone will be along to assist you.

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