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safetyguy407

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I have a hp notebook with windows xp, and cannot open my web browser due to a VBS virus and the only way I can think of getting rid of the virus is to format my hard drive, but I cannot. xp won't allow me to format the hard drive what can I do?
 
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Hi safetyguy407,

May we know the names of the VBS virus detected and your anti-virus software ?
It's possible we find a solution.
 

safetyguy407

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Chicon said:
Hi safetyguy407,

May we know the names of the VBS virus detected and your anti-virus software ?
It's possible we find a solution.
I believe it's called vbs network login strain it won't allow internet explorer or my msn browser to open
 

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go to http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HijackThis.exe and download 'Hijack This!'.
make sure it is placed into it's own folder, not a temporary folder. Then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe.
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
 
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Hmm, I suggest you to download a free version of AVG anti-virus at this link :
www.grisoft.com.
Install the software and run a complete scan of your system.
 

safetyguy407

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I had installed Quick Heal and run the scan, it picked up the virus and then I clicked the repair file, and now after the computer reboots it hangs in the desktop, and I can't even open the my computer icon because the computer hangs. I went into safe mode and I can access files in safe mode and that's it I have even tried to format my hard drive in safe mode but xp won't even let me format the hard drive in safe mode
 
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Don't be so pessimist. You don't have to format your drive.
If you can log in safe mode, do as dvk01 told you.
 

safetyguy407

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Thanks Chicon I'll do what dvk01 said to do and hope it works the only problem is that I can't access the internet in safe mode. I downloaded his Highjack this onto a floppy, and will burn it to a cd and take it home and try to install it that way. Thanks again for your help
 
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