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A (probable) virus has rendered two hard disks unreadable. How can I recover them?

Warning in advance that this going to be a slightly long one. I had an old Dell laptop running XP die last year due to returning a HDD read error when attempting to boot. I booted from a live linux ...
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Can a (BOOT/BIOS) Virus affect a Linux LiveCD session?

Question: Is it possible for a virus that infected a PC with Windows OS to show similar erroneous behaviour during a LiveCD session with Ubuntu? N.B. To clarify my question: Can the liveCD ...
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Windows XP end of support [duplicate]

I recieved an email saying that Windows XP's support is ending. I have a computer with Windows XP and I want to know what are the risks on this computer that this page (linked in the email) doesn't ...
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No permitions for administrator, RPC terminated unexpectedly error

Looks I got virus. Symptoms: My all PC users can't copy files using copy/paste. Copy works, but paste -not. My Anti-Malware tool looks damaged and doesn't starts. All users event admins has no ...
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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service has failed

My windows XP machine becomes very slow. And started to show message : This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This ...
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726 views

How to repair NTLDR missing in Windows XP?

My computer running Windows XP was infected with a virus severely. After scanning with Bitdefender Internet Security, my computer restarted and doesn't boot. Black screen appears showing NTDLR is ...
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Windows XP bug, or Virus? Text moves from “All or part of file name” field to the “A word or phrase in the file” field

This would be too big a bug to not be on Google, one would think. Repeatable problem. (click) Start -> (click) Search -> (click) Pictures, Music, or Video -> (check) Pictures and Photos -> (type ...
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Repeatable Windows XP bug - Windows search - inside of image files, rather than for file names (Trojan/virus??)

Repeatable XP error. (click) Start -> (click) Search -> (click) Pictures, Music, or Video -> (check) Pictures and Photos -> (type text: testing) All or part of the file name -> (click) Use advanced ...
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5answers
224 views

System is slow, which files to delete?

My system has Windows XP installed with 2 GB RAM, and it has been working OK, but since 3 days ago it hangs a lot. I tried deleting the temp (%temp%) files manually, and also used disk cleanup, and ...
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1answer
82 views

Ensuring computer is secure after discovering a RAT

I was recently helping an older friend fix some issues with her Windows XP computer when I came to realized that it had been infected with some sort of RAT. The RAT had been on the system for about a ...
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1answer
80 views

Blocks malicious website - Avast

Current System: Windows XP SP3, German There seems to be a virus on the system as Avast told. After this message the following steps were done: Remove all items from autostart using autoruns ...
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camouflaged process thrashing drives

Someone I know has a slow Windows XP computer and they asked me to look at it. I found that the drive was constantly being accessed, and so would be any removable drive that was plugged in (making it ...
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189 views

USB malfunction preventing system shutdown and My Computer page fails to load

I own a Lenovo G530 which is running Window XP Service Pack 3. I have run into some problem which concerns the USB ports. Yesterday, I inserted a USB flash drive (pen drive) into one of the port. ...
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2answers
244 views

Virus or hardware failure?

I've been having an extremely odd problem with my desktop computer. It's a custom build (not built by me) running windows xp. Every so often 1 cpu (it's an amd x2) starts maxing out. When I look in ...
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Network Services disabled (not starting) on Windows XP

I am currently running Windows XP Service Pack 3 on my system. But today, when I failed to connect to the internet, via a LAN cable, I realized that almost all of the vital network services had ...
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Windows explorer seemingly not running on startup with Windows XP

For some strange reason, the start menu, taskbar and desktop icons are not running on my computer. I can still run task manager, and the locking screen and screensaver still work. According to the ...
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2answers
492 views

Why is Microsoft Security Essentials suddenly not appearing in the tray?

XP SP3 My computer suddenly shut down immediately after booting and me launching Vbuzzer (my phone) and Outlook 2003. I have made no changes to the machine and it has worked well for months. When I ...
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2answers
487 views

Can't open Control Panel or IE

I have a XP computer where when ever I try to open Control Panel nothing happens, nothing flashes on the screen. Same thing with Internet Explorer. I've scanned the computer with Malwarebytes and ...
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2answers
637 views

Security Essentials not installing and I suspect my machine is infected with malware

My mouse seems to be automatically right-clicking every few seconds, and sometimes constantly. My cursor will abruptly become an hourglass for a moment every once in a while, as well. It happens in ...
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2answers
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Screen graphics suddenly distorts and pc hangs

I recently faced a problem with my XP desktop PC.While i was working on one of the server application development(like Mochasoft for AS/400),my screen suddenly distorted and the operations ...
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2answers
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Why is there no Safe Mode option on my XP startup screen?

Helping clean a HP Mini 110 with windows XP for a friend, and I think I've got it mostly done, but one thing puzzles me. The first thing I tried was to boot into safe mode to do the virus scanning, ...
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1answer
571 views

You (or a program) have requested information from hupkyeihlu

This message is popping-up in my other laptop that is not connected to the internet. Not sure what it is, is this an indication that I have a virus or something? Additional Info: AVG Virus scan ...
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1answer
172 views

What virus is this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: virus-duplicated-user-account-on-xp? I had an old netbook running windows xp. I lent it to a friend and now it has a bizzare virus. Here are the symptoms. Everytime I ...
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2answers
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Can a Guest Windows XP account infect the overall system with Virus

I have installed Windows XP SP3 with all default options and created a guest account(without any password). I was wondering, if this is enough to prevent any user from corrupting the main Windows ...
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6answers
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What is this German (?) virus and how can I get rid of it?

UPDATE I've posted my solution below. This thing popped up on the computer of one of my employees on Friday. I've spent most of the weekend scanning the computer with Avira AntiVir, Avira Boot ...
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1answer
750 views

Windows only boots into Safe Mode after reinstallation — virus related?

Because of a virus on a USB flash drive, my computer crashed. I then formatted my partition and installed Windows XP SP3. I tried it three times, but it still doesn't boot. I can go to into Safe Mode ...
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1answer
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Two hotspots don't appear anymore with a specific Wi-Fi adapter?

Three days ago I accessed two Wi-Fi hotspots I regularly use. The next day I couldn't see/connect to those, but I saw other hotspots listed on available networks, and I could connect to other ...
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What's promonv1.0.vbs? Is it a virus?

I opened ccleaner and I saw this entry in the startup applications: C:\WINDOWS\System32\PromonV1.0.vbs Looking into C:\WINDOWS\System32\ that file doesn't exist. Is it a virus? I have AVG ...
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101 views

how to deal with viruses in windowsXP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? A very bad virus has struck my P.C. I am not able to open my control panel or add and remove programs in ...
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How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
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I can't access any antivirus site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My system has got infected. I want to download and install an antivirus. I can't access any antivirus ...
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My computer restarts when I execute msconfig.exe

I have Windows XP SP3 with no Antivirus software. By mistake I clicked on an exe file which was generated in every folder with foldername.exe. Then my computer restarted. When I execute msconfig.exe ...
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VirtualBox: Is trying harmful programs completely safe for the host? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a virus from a virtualbox vm affect the host computer? OK, first I need to say that I know that this has already been asked. However, I couldn't find this specific ...
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Can't get on the internet after another User account has been created automatically

On my system a user named bye was automatically created after a system reboot. After system booted, my network DNS Primary IP and alternate IP were changed automatically to DNS Primary: 8.8.8.8 ...
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Svchost.exe trying to access an infected file in _restore{ …}

I got the following warning from my antivirus: Translation: Warning Potential threat found Object: C:\System Volume Information\restore{ .....\A00009511.exe Threat: Win32/HackAV.GV ...
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Is HotFixInstaller.exe bad?

I noticed today that my WinXP machine has a bunch of folders with GUID looking names that will not delete. These folders contain many other numbered folders (e.g. 1025 1029), all of which contain ...
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Virus duplicated user account on XP?

Could a virus create duplicate accounts in Windows XP? Said duplicate accounts have same rights (admin...), same name, but the folder name under C:\Documents and Settings\ is ...
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161 views

AVG Virus warning - should I worry?

I am using Vtune 9.1 on a XP-32 PC with a quad core i7 processor. I am attempting to do a Call Graph profile of my own program. Whenever I start the process by clicking VTune's [Run Activity] button I ...
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2answers
460 views

How to remove System Tools virus?

My Windows XP netbook is infected with System Tools Virus? Does anyone know how to remove this virus?
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Common spots where Malware could hide in? [closed]

Let's say I was going to do a full system scan but I want to specify the scanner to look into certain directories. What are the those directories for Windows XP, Vista, and 7? I know the common ...
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995 views

My PC blocks the mouse and keyboard after power on, is it a virus or what?

My PC after power on blocks the mouse and keyboard, is it a virus or what? After few second windows freeze and all the keyboard and mouse movement do not works. I have Windows XP SP3. How can I ...
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452 views

How to remove persistent Lethic/B trojan - Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Conficker.Exe Removal What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Free AV that came with my Windows XP computer expired and I was a bit tardy in ...
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4answers
668 views

Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I was looking into a PC, the user of which had complained that he couldn't connect to the internet and ...
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2answers
636 views

MBR/Boot sector wiping virus/trojan?

I've had a machine come back to me multiple times now with the MBR/boot sector trashed. It crashes while trying to load the MBR/boot sector without a warning. Basically just gives a black screen ...
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291 views

how to remove this virus permanently from my computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conficker.Exe Removal i have a windows XP sp 2 computer with windows XP sp2 on it. I have McAfee enterprise virusscan installed and recently i keep getting these ...
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1answer
205 views

Virus disabled system restore and antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Hi, I have clicked on this link in Yahoo messenger: ...
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452 views

Mysterious Clock - Windows XP

User showed me this clock on the screen today - its modal but fixed on top. Anti-virus revealed nothing - and no shifty programs or services to my eye are running. Hopefully AV deep scan will ...
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XP: Scan virus/malware from all accounts or just admin?

I have one admin account and one limited user account. If I just scan for virus/malware from my admin account, will that also scan my other account? Or do I need to login to my limited user account ...
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Viral infection - OS not loading!

I have XP sp2 and Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop. Because of some Virus, I am unable to start any of the OS. Even I am unable to reinstall XP and Vista ! I have tried to reinstall Kubuntu 10.04, but some ...
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All folders in all drives are set to read only on Windows XP and can't be changed

I am using windows XP and all of my folders on all drives are now read only. When I remove the read only check, it gets set back to read only. Why? I cannot write any file from my flex application. ...