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#1 mrtranswiser

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:00 PM

G'day,

Last night whilst sitting on facebook, an anti-spyware program popped up doing a vrus scan, telling me that my computer is under attack/malicious software/spyware ect, and that i should update to the full version of the said anti spyware program. After about a minute, it started giving me an error message, "application cannot be opened, (filename).exe is corrupt". It happens every time i open something (notepad, paint ect).
I decided to shutdown my computer, but when i tried to turn it on again, my keyboard wouldn't work. And because i have computer login accounts, i cant access my computer at all.

Im using my mothers computer atm, and the keyboard works fine.


Is this a known problem/virus? is their anything i can do to fix it?

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Edited by mrtranswiser, 23 July 2010 - 08:04 PM.


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#2 mrtranswiser

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:56 PM

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:30 PM

Getting help...

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:39 PM

Hi, mrtranswiser smile.gif

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Lets try throughout an external environment. You will need a XP installation CD and a flash drive. These are the first steps:

Download the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (UBCD4WIN)

Follow the instructions in the following link to create a UBCD4WIN Recovery CD and let me know it successful. If you have a Windows XP SP1 installation CD, I would recommend you slipstream the CD to SP2 or SP3. The instructions are also available in that link. That will save you some time.

http://www.ubcd4win.com/howto.htm
  • Boot the sick computer with the UBCD4Win.
  • In order to do so, the computer must be set to boot from the CD first
    Note : For information click here
  • In the window that pops up select Launch The Ultimate Boot CD For Windows and press Enter.
    • It may take a little longer for the Desktop to appear than it does when you start your computer normally. Just let the process run itself until the desktop appears.
  • Once the desktop appears, you will receive a message asking: Do you want to start Network support?
    • Click on NO
  • You should now have a desktop that looks like this:
Let me know if successful.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:35 PM

Moved to new permanent home till fixed in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

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#6 mrtranswiser

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:32 PM

G'day mate,
computers all good now, thanks for all the help.
Your a legend tongue.gif

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 01:39 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help.

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