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Login then logs off Unable to to get to safe mode

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by HOBOcs, Feb 4, 2010.

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    HOBOcs Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2004
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    Not sure how to describe this one. Suspect Virus has corrupted this pc.

    User claims a Virus (Fake) protection program was popping up.
    I suspect badly infected as I know the user....

    Now...User attemps to log in on networked computer (WinXP Home SP3) and after entering password the screen blanks and the computer reboots.

    I'm unable to get to safe mode as the same thing happens when I select the "Administrator" or the User and their password.

    Action: so far
    1) I removed the Hard Drive from the infected pc and attached as external drive and ran AVG Free 9.0 and Malwarebytes - both found tons of stuff. (Malwarebytes appeared to clean up the Fake anti-spyware - to what extent I'm not sure.
    2) Restored drive to original computer and am getting same issues. Unalbe to login or get to safe mode... any of them.

    Thinking about running WinXP Repair
    Any other suggestions appreciated.
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