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Whistler Virus....I think


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#1 Slofe

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:58 PM

So my avira popped up saying I had a boot virus. I'm certain it said something about my boot sector being infected and I definitely saw something saying whistle. I'm assuming this is the whistler virus as i've googled it and it comes up with a boot virus called whistler. Anyway that's all I saw because my PC promptly rebooted itself. Now, every time I turn my PC on it gets to the xp logo, the lights on my keyboard come on, then it's a brief blue screen of death and back to the start again. I've tried using ultimate boot cd, have scanned for spyware and viruses, it picked up a virus but it hasn't solved my problem. I'm now stuck on my old pc and stuck for ideas.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:27 PM

What Operating System do you use?
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#3 Slofe

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:43 PM

I use Xp Professional SP3

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:45 PM

Hello Slofe

Do you have you windows installation disc handy?

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

I do, yes.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

Ok, put the install disc into your pc > when the installer welcome screen comes press R > type "fixmbr" then "fixboot"
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:06 PM

Before I do that I should let you know that the version of windows I have was installed by a friend of mine that had service pack 3 on and came with drivers. The install disc I have is a standard xp professional disc with service pack 2, would this be ok to use?

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

I don't think that the bootloader and MBR are updated with service packs, you should be fine

Edited by Spartacus1, 29 September 2011 - 05:15 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:51 PM

You sir are a star. Everything seems fine now, thank you.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:52 PM

Glad to hear that it works! Just to be sure you don't get this again, run RKill (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill), SUPERAntiSpyware (http://www.superantispyware.com/)(Update before scanning), and MalwareBytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/)(Update first).

Edited by Spartacus1, 29 September 2011 - 05:55 PM.

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