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Epic-ly Bad Problem


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#1 Cloud13

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:57 PM

Well, you guys helped me fix my family's desktop with a partial takeover with the Antivirus XP 2008 problem a month or so ago, but I need your help again.

I haven't really used the desktop very much since that time, I guess because I was afraid something like this could happen again. :thumbsup:

So I turned it on to do some school stuff. Norton bothered me about updating, so I did, then ran a quick scan that picked up a tracking cookie.

After that, I decided to update Malwarebytes and do a quick scan with that, just to be safe or something. In the first minute or so, it picked up 2 things detected. I kept browsing on some football forums to wait while it finished. However, at around 30k files, everything started to slow down a lot.

After a few minutes of this, practically frozen-ness --I assumed MWB was just in a slow part of the disk or whatever-- the comp crashed and gave a fatal error message.

I was like, "Oh poop." and held the power button to restart it. When I did, it scared me even more so by displaying something like the following:

Windows cannot load \Windows\System\system32\config\system

It may be missing or corrupted

(part about using XP disc to fix it)


.......

Please tell me this is fixable. I'm really starting to dislike computers/the internet.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 03:43 PM

Another thing I remembered that may or may not have to do with the problem:

After I had updated Malwarebytes, and before I ran the Quick Scan, I looked at the quarantine, saw all the stuff that had been in there from the previous assault, and removed them.




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