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Rogue anti-virus, computer does not fully boot anymore


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#1 dogbraincatscan

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:44 PM

Hello bleepingcomputer! I'm pretty sure that my system is infected. Here are the symptoms:

Computer started throwing several pop-ups from AntiVir indicating the presence of trojans, etc. The window for Antivirus 2010 (or something similar . . . a rogue security program) appeared. Pop-ups continued until system just quit responding to attempts to open folders to locate my malware removal progs. I forced the system to shut down. Since then, it hasn't been able to fully boot regularly OR in safe mode. The recovery console works, but I'm not sure what exactly to do from it to repair to machine. Kindly help me get it working again? I am unable to post any logs since I cannot get into my installation to run any scanning programs.

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#2 dogbraincatscan

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:20 AM

Update: I have now managed to boot into my XP installation, recover the taskbar and am now in the process of malware removal. I believe the system will recover just fine now. Sorry to waste anybody's time.




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