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DOJ Ransomware on XP - Cannot boot to safe mode

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#1 mistaj


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:44 PM

Looking for a little help here as I am at my wits end!


I have a Computer with XP on it... it has the Dept of Justice Virus. 


I have removed this virus from other machines in the past, but this one is special!... its not going away!

I cannot boot to safe mode or any mode but regular windows... when I boot to safe mode it resets at avgidshx.sys... well until I renamed that , now it reboots at mup.sys.


Here is what I have done. 

Step 1 - Kaspersky Rescue Disk

ran it, found itmes, removed them, still there on reboot.

Step 2 - HitMan Pro Kickstart - found stuff, removed, the computer never completed the reboot.  Cold booted and still there

Hitman no longer shows any issues.

Step 3 - MSE Offline scanner.  found a couple items and rebooted, still have the ransomware.


I am currently running avg rescue disk.


any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

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