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Vundo? Serious help needed


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#1 Kirkio

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:14 PM

Edit: I just realised this was posted in the wrong forum. Sorry, if someone could move the topic for me that'd be much appreciated

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Hi everyone, sorry to be rude and basically come in begging for help, but my usual ability to sort out any spyware/virus problems has been compromised and I am in serious need of help.

Basically I was just using my PC, which is my personal use computer, when I was suddenly out of nowhere bombarded with Vundo popups, and lots of crazy stuff started happening. I lost control of all my virus software, task manager, the lot. I tried HiJackThis but to no avail, and when I tried to restart in Safe Mode I suddenly found myself unable to load Windows atall. No matter how I try to boot the PC it restarts just after the Windows loading screen.

I read on Wikipedia that apparently HijackThis and Safe Mode with Vundo are a lethal combination. Please if anyone can assist me here, I would appreciate it. This PC has years worth of work, files and most importantly pictures and videos of very important sentimental value. If I lose everything and have to reformat it'll be devastating.

Thanks,
Kirk

Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum, per members request in their edit of this topic. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 20 December 2009 - 08:39 PM.


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#2 MATTSPCHELP

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:50 PM

Hi kirk , takign it you can get in to windows normally , ide suggest getting the following file C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe copy it to your my documents and rename it explorer.exe, attempt to open it and let me know if this works if so , we have one way of killing any suspicious .exe files

PS: take a screen shot of task manger if possible and post
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 10:05 AM

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I can't get into Windows - just after the Windows XP loading screen, the PC restarts itself again and starts at BIOS. Right now I'm getting the feeling I'm doomed, unless anyone has a solution, or a way to save my files from the HDD before I format it?

And thanks Animal for moving the topic too. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 10:17 AM

Do you have a windows XP disk handy?
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 10:20 AM

It came pre-installed on the computer. I actually don't think I got a disk with it, I'll have to look. I guess having a computer for 6+ years without problems catches up on you eventually




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