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Old 12-02-2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Spyware or viruses in my computer, please help

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My computer have spywares or viruses , everytime when i turn on my computer then it will shut down in less than 5 minutes. I wanna remove those spywares or viruses in my computer without reinstall OS, but dont know what softwares or best way to do it!!?. I used to reinstall OS when my comp got viruses, but this time i can't because there are some important documents and softwares. Please help. thanks

p/s: my computer is running win xp home, and it is sony
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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Boot in safe mode and then do a scan , if the problem persist then do a reformat.
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Hiya,

You have 2 choices.

A. Use some free online virus scanners, (http://housecall.trendmicro.com) And do that scan also do the Spyware scan (link on that page)

B: Or you can download AVG Free. http://www.free.grisoft.com Which is brilliant
And Microsoft anti-spyware www.microsoft.com and on the home page will be a link to download,The Beta Version (Note: You must be running a Geniune version of XP Home)
And You need Ad-aware SE (www.download.com) (Search for Ad-aware SE) It is free. You might also want Spybot S&D Also from Download.com. And Run all scans.

Hope This helps,

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:59 PM   #4
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Hiya,

You have 2 choices.

A. Use some free online virus scanners, (http://housecall.trendmicro.com) And do that scan also do the Spyware scan (link on that page)

B: Or you can download AVG Free. http://www.free.grisoft.com Which is brilliant
And Microsoft anti-spyware www.microsoft.com and on the home page will be a link to download,The Beta Version (Note: You must be running a Geniune version of XP Home)
And You need Ad-aware SE (www.download.com) (Search for Ad-aware SE) It is free. You might also want Spybot S&D Also from Download.com. And Run all scans.

Hope This helps,

Computer Genius.
hello

thanks for your output, but my computer will shut down after around 5 minutes after start it up. Will safe mode stop the shut down problem then let me scan the computer ?

Can i install those scan software in safe mode ?

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No, you cannot, you can do the very good, online one though, But when booting in safe-mode opt for Networking connections.

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