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Boot Sector Virus, Internet Explorer Not Working

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#1 silentz


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:13 PM


My cousin recently was infected with the Antivirus 2008 rogue virus.

I managed to remove the virus infection using the guide on this website and the program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Unfortunately, this antivirus may have also caused other problems.

Trend micro chipaway virus (Built into the bios) detects a possible boot sector virus, but AVG finds nothing and sophos cannot remove anything (but finds something), and the online Trend Micro scanner cannot find anything.

IE 7 was disabled, and can no longer access the Internet.

The screensaver and wallpaper options were removed from the properties menu after right clicking the desktop (I manually fixed this by changing the registry values)

Any help here? I've tried searching, but to no avail.

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#2 silentz

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:20 PM

I managed to fix all my problems, and will post the solution here in case anyone else was searching.

The boot sector virus was removed by formatting the boot sector.

The internet explorer was fixed by reinstalling XP SP3 (Not all of XP just SP3).

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:56 AM

So just to clarify, you're saying everything is back to normal as the issues have all been resolved?
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