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Can't Login After Smitfraud + Hijackthis


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#1 Apk07

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 03:04 PM

Recently I had a virus on one of my computers, which I've googled about and I'm assuming its the "smitfraud" virus.
Basically upon logging into any account, including the admin account, I get a big yellow and blue screen warning of spyware. Task manager is disabled, as are any windows functions. You see nothing but that stupid screen.

So I could get in with safe mode, and i did, and took the opportunity to try running Hijackthis to see if it'd fix it. Unfortunately, after running it and rebooting, I found out that I couldn't log into any account under safe mode or normally at all. Immediately upon clicking a user, it says logging in, then flashs the screen for a second and goes straight back to a logout screen, saying saving settings, etc...

I've tried pretty much every command in recovery console, and i've done every method I could find on google, all to no avail.

To my knowledge this computer has XP Home, and I have an OEM XP MCE2k5 CD (which i guess is identical to XP Pro) and the repair-install function unfortunately isn't availible. I also tried burning a copy of XP Pro SP2 to a CD and still no repair install function. The R just doesn't show up at the setup screen. Again, I've googled every solution to try and force a repair install, or copy boot files, but nothing seems to work.

Its sad that I have the .exe for a smitfraud fix, a bit late obviously, but I have no way to apply it. I just need to get logged into safe mode or something again, but now that hijackthis has run its course I seem doomed...

Any advice?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 DaChew

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 03:14 PM

You are booting to the CD?

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

you've gone thru this guide step by step?

also

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=securit...buildertutorial

Edited by DaChew, 09 May 2008 - 03:16 PM.

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