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"Antivirus Scan" Malware Infection Need Removal

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#1 mateo_mateo


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:00 PM

Hi There. I have a Dell Inspiron laptop circa 2006, that has a bad malware infection called "Antivirus Scan." I am running XP Pro 2002. The machine is not a big loss, but I want to be able to clean the infection and recover the files. The system is paralyzed, won't let me access programs or functions except IE to go to their website to purchase "Antivirus Scan." I read this is a known malware infection, if you buy the software then blue screen after that. "Windows" alerts keep popping up about a malicious malware infection on my system, and the only function that is active is to go to their website. Obviously I am writing from a different system. What I want is to download a virus removal program and burn it to disc. The USB ports on my Dell are blocked by the virus, and I figure I need to boot directly from a disc. I just want to recover my files. I don't care if the hard drive is toast.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:04 PM

Take a look here: Remove Antivirus Scan (Uninstall Guide)

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