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Urgent! Need HELP!!! Project in 3 days!

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#1 UrgentProject


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

Hi, I'm a high school student and I need to use my computer to do a project that's due in 3 days. My computer is infected with virus(es) and I want to reformat so that my computer can be free to use. I can't use public computers, etc. by the way. But, I heard that some viruses survive after reinstalling XP. Is there any way to reformat, etc. to make my computer 0% free of viruses?

-So far the notable infections I've had are AV AntiSpyware 2011 and XP Security 2012.
-I've tried a lot of anti-malware programs including Malwarebytes, ComboFix, etc.
-Ever since I got infected my computer makes a ticking sound, like sand is rattling inside.
-I have a clean (I think) XP install disc.
-My virus is also recurring, I've been infected over and over again after supposedly being virus-free.

Thanks so much for any help!!

Edited by UrgentProject, 19 December 2011 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

If you have a clean XP install disc no viruses should survive the reformat.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:43 PM

Once you reformat you should look into an antivirus. You don't mention one in your initial topic. Some information for you to get started after your reformat.

Answers to common security questions: Prevention & Choosing an Anti-virus or Firewall

You may be able to run some scans and gain assistance here and not need an OS reinstall. That option is available. However if you want to be certain a reformat and reinstall is the way to go.

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#4 connrye


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:50 PM

Try SuperAntiSpyare. That seemed to work for the computer I cleaned up.

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