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Backdoor.XTRat virus?


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#1 causio08

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:47 PM

Hello my fellow bleepers,
My Windows XP ( yep! Still have one of those ) has been having booting problems since 2 days ago with a cmd.exe app error (0xc0000142). I get this error as I shut down the PC. Once I log in, and it takes a while, I get a pointer with an hourglass that won't stop. I was able to use safe mode in order to run malware byte and that's where this thing showed on the scanning results. I can't get anything done as this thing has slowed my PC to molasses speed. Is there anyone out there that has run into this issue before? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Happy New Year to you all....Mine has started on a bad note. Boo hoo! :(

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:02 PM

Hi
 
Computers that have Windows XP (as the main operating system) are no longer supported by Microsoft. MS is no longer providuing security updates for them.
 
I would advise disconnecting the computer in question from the internet immediately - since when connected to the internet Win XP is vulnerable! Like a submarine full of holes!
 
Use a different operating system that is supported by Windows is what I suggest. - See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/lifecycle

Edited by dev00790, 13 January 2016 - 05:03 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 11:23 PM

Hi dev00790,

I knew that MS was not going to support XP after Win7 came out. I was just not sure as to what date.
I thank you for the information and will be looking to get a different OS.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:01 AM

Ok you're welcome :)


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