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nothing works on bro's computer

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by bball_1523, Apr 6, 2008.

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    bball_1523 Thread Starter

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    Recently my brother's 1 year old computer does not work after windows xp loads. He says at first his Firefox was having trouble, then he uninstalled sygate free firewall and something installed itself (he said something about bravenet installing something without his permission).

    Here are five things that happen that are problems:

    1) When pc loads bottom right corner has popup that says “Windows has detected spyware infection”

    2) Can't load internet on firefox or IE in both regular and safe modes

    3) Can't copy/paste files to usb drive or burn files to discs

    4) no taskbar or start menu bar

    5) Bravenet got downloaded after uninstalling sygate firewall.

    6) Can't load some of the other programs

    Does anyone know what the problem is and how to resolve it? I tried telling him to use safe mode, but even there some of the same problems happen such as not being able to copy and paste.
     
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    update: my bro let my friend take his harddrive and install it to his friends to back up the files, so everything should hopefully work out. Thanks anyways.
     
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