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Remove Live Security Platinum from Virtual XP...??


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#1 Jklsr55

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

My wife does MT work online. Because the company she uses software is so antiquated she has to use XP. She has a new Windows 7 laptop and has virtual XP installed. This Live Security Platinum crap showed up this morning on the XP side of her computer. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this virus in virtual xp mode? The virus was not allowing her to get online at all. However, I uninstalled it and when I restarted the computer it allowed me online and to run Malewarebytes. I am very skeptical that this solved the problem. Help anyone??

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

Good evening. :)

The virus was not allowing her to get online at all.

Was this affecting both the Host computer, running Windows 7, and the virtual machine running XP, or just the virtual machine?

However, I uninstalled it...

You uninstalled Microsoft's Virtual PC software or simply deleted the XP virtual machine that had been created using Virtual PC? I use VirtualBox which may operate in a slightly different way to Virtual PC.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

I only see the virus on the virtual xp side. The windows 7 side seems unaffected. How can I open virtual xp in safe mode to fix this? Or would restoring work?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

Good evening. :)

I'd go with a fresh start myself. Pleases bear in mind that I don't use your particular VM software, so I am unable to say that this particular method works - linky.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

As this issue appears to have been resolved, this thread is now closed.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

 

 





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