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Can't Start Windows XP after MS Antivirus 2009 took over/ Moved

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#1 Safeman


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:25 PM

I got the dreaded MS Antivirus 2009 program on my computer I think.

I have tried desperately to get it off but no go.

I can't even start up Windows XP, all that happens is when it goes to the log in screen it kicks back to the log in screen and says saving your settings.

No matter what I cannot get past the log in screen. I tried in Safe mode, no go, I tried in safe mode command prompt and no go.

I have been able to put the drive into a second computer and start it up to look at it, but I can't adjust any of the Regsitries this way I think.
I can't find any file named antivirus 2009 or something like that.

I downloaded the Malwarebytes Anti Malware and am running it on the drive now. While it is a second drive in a spare computer. But I am not sure it will get rid of everything.

Any help would be great.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:40 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

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#3 garmanma


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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:47 PM

If you have gone to the trouble already of putting the drive in another computer, why not save what you can off of it, then go ahead and reformat it?
You're already half way there
Then you will know you're free of viruses

Edited by garmanma, 28 March 2009 - 07:48 PM.

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