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Continuous reboot before windows xp loads


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#1 guitardude1

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:16 PM

Hello everyone,

Recently my computer was infected with some malware. I used cCleaner, Ad-aware, spybot sd pro, and malwarebytes antimalware to get rid of it. after removing what i thought to be all of them, i found that i had also picked up the providefeed and thefeedwater browser redirect. i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue. i got super antispyware and modified the scan peramiters. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properly and after showing the windows xp logo and loading bar it would reboot again. I have already tried booting from disk by pressing f2 on startup and setting cd drive to first boot device. i have also tried taking out the coin sized battery that controols the date and saving of some settings for about 60 seconds. i would really rather not loose all my data on my hard drive as much of it is not replacable. My computer is a gateway desktop computer. my OS is windows xp media center edition.

thank you for your help and please reply.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:35 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

<<...i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue.>>

IMO, this is not a good procedure in dealing with malware...things change, including techniques on how to deal with various malware problems and variations of malware items previously diagnosed.

I would suggest posting in accordance with the admin instructions at BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 11 November 2009 - 08:36 PM.





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