What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware?
I am helping a friend out who has made quite a mess of his windows PC. Problem is that thar are lots of viruses, maybe rootkits and the like, I'm not a specialist.
A google redirect among other things, and It's almost impossible to get the whole disk clean... (antivirus and antispyware are interrupted constantly). I did try RKill without much succes and now wanted to try stuff like Hijack this...
But isn't it an option to scan the disk on another computer, where it isn't the startup disk anymore?
I guess that not all stuff (like the registry) can be cleaned properly than, but that isn't maybe that much of a problem.
But is there any serious danger involved? Like making the disk not boot anymore?