Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:58 AM
My XP-Pro (SP3) PC got infected with the 'Security Tool' flavour of Vundo via a browser exploit, and after a week of battling it unsuccessfully with MalwareBytes, my PC could no longer boot - I only get a black screen after the BIOS handoff. This happened right after a MalwareBytes scan and reboot, so not sure if it was an explicit Vundo attack or maybe MWB deleted a critical system file.
Luckily I had a second drive with window XP home already installed on it, so I plugged it in, (got immediately infected by Vundo again) slaved the first drive, and did a StopZilla scan on both drives which killed Vundo finally.
My question is, is it an easy task to repair the windows installation on the first drive? Does Vundo target specific known files that can be copied over etc? I did not make a rescue disk in advance so my XP Pro SP3 install-CD is no help.. Trying to avoid having to reinstall the OS and all software, is there anything I can do short of all that? Help!