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yet again i'm not able to delete the files.
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Reformat!!!!
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Reformat!!!!
will do tomorrow as said, now i'm looking for some trials to kill the virus to avoid a reformat.
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how about using ubuntu for internet guys???.....does that make any sense to avoid viruses??
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if you can get anything to work in Linux - thats the biggest obstacle

only way to know is try it
    
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no what i meant is, insert the disc, boot up, and surf......not installing applications and software in it and using it all time......and internet usage is not unlimited here, the free time starts at 9:00 PM and ends at 8:00 AM....so i can use ubuntu at that time to avoid viruses from the internet.
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Quote:
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if you format your hdd there is no way for the virus to still be present. are you doing a full reinstall of windows or just a repair?
Actually I found what I beleive to have been a BIOS resident virus which I'd never have believed untill it happened!

Reformat HDD... Still had the virus.
Reformat HDD after removing the RAM overnight, still had the virus
Remove RAM, Reformat HDD and scrubbed in seperate machine and, still had the virus.
Reformat and scrub HDD, remove RAM, clear CMOS...
Virus gone.
That is how I concluded it.. it may not be 100% proof that it was actually CMOS resident, but I tend to believe it!
FYI, the BIOS was not write protected it the above PC and therefor could of been written to.

FWIW
    
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definitely need to re-install - could be any one of about 20 problems.
    
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After you download a rar or zip file, or any type of file for that matter that you're cautious about, always scan it through your personal AV scanner and http://virusscan.jotti.org/. Jotti always catches something .
    
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okay guys, lets see what happens after a couple of days after i try it out on a different pc(my dad's)....or maybe i'll reinstall tomorrow, i'll let you guys know.....thanks for the help so far, and this is the best way i've felt OCN!...you'll receive your +reps slowly as there are a many of you here.
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