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#1 laicha

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

Hi, i'm new here but i need desperate help. I had the antivirus 2011 trojan a while ago i used malwarebytes and remove dit, but I noticed that I had another virus later, everything I clicked a link on google it would redirect me to a virus site, so I scanned with malwarebytes again and found that the Rogue Antivirus had come back again. I've tried everything to remove it and TDSSKiller didn't find anything wrong with my computer. Finally I used HitmanPro and scanned my computer it said my winlogon and explorer were infected so I removed them and now my computer is stuck in a boot loop, can anyone tell me how to fix this, I want to retrieve my files before I reformat my computer if it's necessary. Thanks in advance

Edited by hamluis, 03 February 2011 - 05:27 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected.


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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:41 PM

what is it doing at boot? do you get to the boot screen, to the logon screen?
what happens when you press f8? are you able to boot in safe mode?

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:15 AM

it said my winlogon and explorer were infected so I removed them

Those are critical Windows files. In case of infection, they need to be replaced, not deleted.

This isn't too hard to fix, but first of all I need to know if you have an XP CD at hand, and what Service Pack your computer is.

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