Posted 11 February 2006 - 10:13 PM
My computer is infected with the thoroughly annoying virus associated with the bogus SpyFalcon anti-spyware program. I want to try some of the fixes I'm finding on the forums here, but they all involve using safe mode. When I boot up the computer and select safe mode, it runs off all those .sys files as normal, and displays "press esc to cancel loading a347.sys..." or something along such lines, then the same message for d347.sys (if memory serves), which i understand is normal, but after that it just seems to pause for a few seconds and then restarts as though i had hit the restart button or something.
Does anyone know of any ways around this other than a total format? I don't have the means of backing up my hard drive other than a lot of DVDs at the moment. I haven't tried an XP installation repair yet, 'cause I can't find the damn CD, but from what I see on a few different forums, that doesn't seem to work with similar problems.
If anyone knows a possible cause for this, and/or can help fix it, please e-mail me a suggestion. This virus has got to go, and fast. I don't wanna have to buy a new copy of XP just yet, just to get rid of it. Not to mention wasting all my DVDs and possibly losing some hard-to-find downloads and personal photos, etc.
Even if you know of a way other than safe mode to stop it protecting itself while I go about the fix... I know it's a long shot. Please help.