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SecurityToolsVirus->now can only boot recovery cons


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#1 jimmichaels

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:53 PM

Hi, thanks for being here.

I discovered the Security tools malware when logging into my user account.
Couldn't bring up regedit or task manager.

I rebooted the computer: dell, XP service pack 2

Booting Windows results in black screen.
Can boot into recovery console.
I don't have a windows disk.

(I have the recovery console as a by product of running Combo Fix a year or so ago) Thanks! :thumbsup: it saved the day.

System was clean of malware as of this weekend (I run spybot search and destroy / tea timer)

I am an embedded systems programmer by trade, have written VxDs way back when: and it don't help much!

Edited by Pandy, 13 January 2010 - 03:45 PM.
Moved from Win XP Home and Pro ~Pandy


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:23 PM

Problem solved. Got into safemode, ran malwarebytes anti-malware. It works great, it found/fixed a number of other bad things as well.

Edited by jimmichaels, 14 January 2010 - 05:24 PM.





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