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How to prevent virus from spreeding to another computer?


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#1 xtreme1

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:41 AM

So i am trying to remove a nasty virus off my friends computer which is on xp. Malware bytes says it has no problems after I removed a good chunk of viruses with a series of full & fast scans in safe mode. I also used spybot & it found a few more... now however they both say the system is clean... but now It wont even boot up normally, it freezes at the xp's welcome screen! It used to at least boot all the way although it was very slow. It will still boot in safe mode, however it cannot complete a hijack this log either! So I am thinking about connecting it to one of my own computers on windows 7 but obviously do not want it to spread, whats the best way to keep that from happening or any other recommendations?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

actually the hard drive is old so I do not have the right type of connectors for it


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic395471.html & here is the link to my updated logs of it

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:29 AM

Now that your log is 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 Response 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 member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response 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 Response 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 posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response 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 Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the Malware Response Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.

Good luck with your log.
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