Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:58 PM
I was having trouble with my computer (Windows XP) so I followed tutorial 101 on removing malware but when I completed it and rebooted in normal mode I could not log on to Windows. It would go through the steps of logging on, and briefly show my desktop then it would log off. Since its the first time I tried to remove malware this way I assume the problem was caused by a mistake I made along the way. Here's what I did, if you know where I went wrong plese let me know asap.
I downloaded and unzipped autorun and rebooted into safemode. Once I was logged on I opened autorun and deleted the following programs from the statup registry:
I closed autorun and opened search in order to locate the malware. I researched each of the programs before I deleted them. These are the programs and associated files I deleted:
After each of these were successfully deleted I rebooted into normal mode and that is when I encountered the problem with logging onto Windows XP.
I tried running in safemode but I still could not log on, and I tried to reboot with last known good configuration but that did not solve the porblem either.
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.