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This is really funny!!!


I start up the laptop and BSOD right away! its because of a virus of some sort.

I tried booting in safe mode and BSOD half way through the initializing of the files. I wish i could get into windows and get AVG to get rid of the virus but my sisters friend is getting windows 7 tomorrow so im just going to format it.

It actually isnt a BSOD its like a blue screen but just says it detected a problem with the windows/laptop and just sits there.
 

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You dont need to get into windows, you can download AVIRA wich is a free virus checker that runs from a boot cd in a mini linux shell. Use that to quarantine the files and then get into windows and use malwarebytes to clean up!

http://www.avira.com/en/support/support_downloads.html

Its called the rescue system on the list......Ive used it many times with great results!
 

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Originally Posted by JasonCz
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You dont need to get into windows, you can download AVIRA wich is a free virus checker that runs from a boot cd in a mini linux shell. Use that to quarantine the files and then get into windows and use malwarebytes to clean up!

hey hey hey link me please

NVM got it

Now ill just burn the iso to a disk
 

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hey hey hey link me please

hey hey hey Google search please
 

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best post in this thread.


yeah i have no idea how they got this virus

wait avira is a .exe!!
 

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yeah i have no idea how they got this virus

wait avira is a .exe!!

theres two versions on that list...one is an iso and the other is an exe that actually will burn a boot cd for you....kinda nifty
 

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go to this link:
http://www.avira.com/en/support/support_downloads.html

then look down the list for rescue system, there will be two. One has a picture of a cd on the far right next to the file size of 55,094. Thats an ISO.

yeah i have it and its running in a different language

EDIT: its found 43 warnings

Now after this thing is done does that mean i can go into windows?
 

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If youve already booted into the virus checker, click the little british flag on the bottom left corner. Im guessing its currently running in german.

If you go into the settings menu you can tell it to quarantine anything that it cant delete. After that try booting into windows. If you can get this far I recommend malwarebytes to remove the rest.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

If that doesnt work I would run AVIRA again and make sure you let it update its definitions.
 

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If youve already booted into the virus checker, click the little british flag on the bottom left corner. Im guessing its currently running in german.

If you go into the settings menu you can tell it to quarantine anything that it cant delete. After that try booting into windows. If you can get this far I recommend malwarebytes to remove the rest.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

If that doesnt work I would run AVIRA again and make sure you let it update its definitions.
it jsut freezes up if i try to go anywhere other then the virus scanner. i cant go to settings or update.
 

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so you ran the scan and quarantined or deleted the bad files?

EDIT: If your freezing during the boot virus scanner, this would suggest maybe there is a hardware issue. At this point you can do a few other things like boot into a linux live cd and manually delete the bad files from there, or run a different boot virus check. It maybe just easier for you to reformat and reinstall the OS if youre not worried about loosing any personal files.

If you do have files you need to get off the pc before the reformat you can also do this in linux from a live cd.

Good Luck.
 
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