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Post-infection computer repair help


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#1 asparagus

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:25 PM

Recently I suffered alot of infections but had them worked out thanks to to a HJTeam member, extremeboy. Unfortunately, it seems as though those infections have had quite the negative residual effect on my computer. My computer is really chugging these days: the internet is going very slowly, itunes is skipping, long time to load icons, etc. I'm wondering what those infections did to my computer and what I can do to repair the damage.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:25 AM

Well...you can try a repair install of XP...but you may ultimately find yourself at the Clean Install Window.

IMO, removal of malware items prevents the system from incurring additional damage/changes...but it does nothing to reverse effects that have already taken place or which take place as part of the removal process.

I'm not a malware expert, just a user...but my premise makes sense to me.

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

An alternative to attempting a repair install is to try to run the sfc /scannow command, How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:04 PM

So should I uninstall Explorer 8, then try a repair install from the disk and if I can't do that I should the SFC/scannow command?
I think I remember not having a repair install option on my windows disk.




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