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#1 Sparky951

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:59 AM

I have been told i have had a virus that has been cleared by my AV prog ,but has left "bits" in some MS programs and this will require a clean rebuild of my whole XP system. The sum of 150.00 was the asking price.Does this sound right to you and is the price about right ?I still have my origanal MS. disk
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:08 PM

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The sum of 150.00 was the asking price

Said who?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:18 PM

Unless this a file infector type of infection you shouldn't need to reinstall the operating system. If you have any questions as to whether your computer is clean or not, I would suggest that you follow the instructions in This Guide starting at Step 6.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.

Like Broni, I too would like to know who told you this. Unless there is something we don't know, it sounds like this person is trying to make some fast money.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:22 PM

Possible ransomware?

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:11 AM

Hi All First off the "150.00" man is a local repair computer firm .Now i have printed off the instructions from Arachibutyrophobia and will try to follow them soonest.So don't give up on me I will be back soon as instructed.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:20 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic376907.html

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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