Recently I downloaded a movie from Graboid.com and usually when a file is infected, AVG stops the opening of the process it uses and does not allow the movie to unpack and it then sits in the TEMP file where it is deposited while telling the client (me) that it did not finish procesing.
Well, for some reason I did not have my druthers about me and instead of scanning the exe file before I used it to unpack the file I just clicked the damn thing and VOILA I got infected with virut and heur as well as a rootkit infection.
Well, I have found some excellent tools and suggestions from boopme and others around the web who have all informed me of these types and what if anything can be done about them.
I was proceeding well when I got a boot in safemode problem. What occured was as follows:
I did a run>msconfig and configured the boot.ini to run in safemode. Then I restarted my laptop, a Compaq R3000. Upon restarting what I Found out was something I learned only later through googling my problem. The malware had f'ed my registry and boot.ini file so that it would not boot in safe mode. This caused my machine, which I was making progress on, to lock into a loop between the safe mode screen and the blue error screen until you physically shut off the machine. While hackers may laugh their arses off about people who have this happen to their machines I assure you that I was not amused.
I am starting this thread to see what if anything can be done using resources on the web to boot via CD or CD-ROM or DVD so that I can reverse the msconfig loop that I am in and continue to clean my machine. Perhaps others can learn what to do as well.
Let's put our heads together and see what can be done to help those who are missing the installation disk for Windows XP Professional.
As a side note I am expecting my disk shortly from my sister. She gave me the computer but not the disk and now she is shipping it to me. Until then I do have an urgent need to get this machine working. So let's have at it.
Edited by benjamindemers, 24 June 2009 - 01:26 PM.