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#1 rayandmaura

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 12:29 PM

I read somewhere that I could scan for viruses and clean them from the recovery console if the viruses are loaded during safe mode booting. I read the tutorial on using the recovery console but it dosent give any information about how to run the virus scans. does anyone know of a tutorial thatll explain how to do this?
or can anyone provide any ideas? And im wondering if I access the recovery console and run a virus check would I be able to exit the recovery console and boot up to the origanal XP O.S. with out losing any data ?
I mean it wouldnt make sense to enter the recovery console clean any malware thats present and than have to continue with a clean install or evan a repair. Im really confused about all this and any help would be very appreciated THANX...........................................
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:05 PM

I believe that you'd use the recovery console to delete files that were identified in other modes - rather than cleaning them.

There are command line antivirus tools - but you'd need a boot CD with some sort of OS to run them.
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