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#1 dteneyck

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:36 AM

At first, my computer started acting strange. It would give me a message that the automatic update of my antivirus program wasn't working. It started running very slow. I tried updating the antivirus manually but it failed. I tried updating the malware program but it failed too! So then I tried rebooting my computer. Big mistake! It stopped loading after I got my background up. No icons. No response.

I'm running windows XP on an HP Pavillion.
Since my computer is down, I had to go to the local library to enter this in. It may take a day to two for me to check back.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:19 PM

What Antivirus and Antimalware programs are you using? Can you boot in Safe Mode?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:34 PM

Can you boot into Safe Mode? If you can, use the Safe Mode with networking option and run online scans with the following.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:12 PM

^ That's a lot of scans :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:21 PM

^ That's a lot of scans :flowers:


I copied this from USAMSA, talk to him about it being too long. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:22 PM

*Goes to hunt down Usamsa* I think that many is just too unnecessary, online scans long enough as it is, his computer will be scanning for years before he finds out its clean :thumbsup: (Still run the scans, you could be infected, that was used as a joke)

Edited by Pandy, 29 December 2008 - 02:00 PM.
Moved from Win XP Home and Pro


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:44 AM

I'm using AVG free for antivirus. Can't remember the malware program, but it doesn't matter since it won't run anyway.
It will come up in safe mode.

I'll try the scans. I'm sure my problem is a virus.
Better run home now and get started. It could be next year before I get them all run. :thumbsup:

Thanks. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:27 AM

Arrrrggggh!!! :thumbsup:
It won't come up in safe mode with networing option. All I get is a black screen. The cursor stopped working too.

So now I know that I can't get on-line, what can I do?

Edited by dteneyck, 31 December 2008 - 10:28 AM.





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