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Old 06-19-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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So about a week ago I came home from work and there was a message stating "Your Computer Belongs to Me!" on my desktop and I logged onto AIM and it started sending messages to all my buddies to click a certain link. So i rebooted my computer and when i started it back up all of the icons on my desktop are gone and I cant open up My Computer, My Documents, or anything like that. What the hell do i do to remove this virus that has taken over my system? I have ran many Anti-Virus and Spyware programs but none of them can seem to find this bug. I am running Windowx XP Home Edition. Please help ASAP!
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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format! ... boot into safe mode, backup, then reformat
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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I cant reformat because i dont know where my Windows XP CD is..
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:14 PM   #4
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format! ... boot into safe mode, backup, then reformat
agreed. And then after a fresh install of Windows make sure to use a good firewall and a good anti-virus software.

So no cd? Just borrow one from a friend and use ur own cd key.
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Default Re: Help My Computer Is Hijacked!!!!

if you can, download Zone Alarm firewall from zonelabs.com (maby from another computer) and install it on that computer that should prevent other communications with the hijacker. THen i would go to www.trendmicro.com and run the virus scan. I also would try Ad Aware SE Personal, and A squared spyware scanner, also Panda Active Scan which is run off the internet. After those things tank threw i dunno if anything would survive.

You may end up having to reformat though, O and 1 more thing, F Secures antivirus trial. www.fsecure.com that thing is a beast so that should do some collateral damage.
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:21 PM   #6
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sounds like your pc has too many viruses and nasties to fix but if you manage to re format then do check out the above progs as they are good. avg and spybot s & d are also good
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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i think you will have to reformat, just take care of your comp next time...antivirus, firewall, antispyware...ect, i know so many people that dont do anything to protect their comp, theyre just happy if they can get on the internet and go on msn/aim then start whinning to me when they cant do that anymore because they have about a million viruses and spyware
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i think you will have to reformat, just take care of your comp next time...antivirus, firewall, antispyware...ect, i know so many people that dont do anything to protect their comp, theyre just happy if they can get on the internet and go on msn/aim then start whinning to me when they cant do that anymore because they have about a million viruses and spyware
couldnt u disconnect from the internet like pull the cable out of the card in ur PC or unplug ur modem unless u were using the internet too?
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Default Re: Help My Computer Is Hijacked!!!!

but you still need antivirus and stuff for when you go on the internet aswell as offline. opening files and stuff also need a good antivirus
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