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Win32/Virut has locked me down

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by refugerecords, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. refugerecords

    refugerecords Thread Starter

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    My system has become crippled by the Win32/Virut virus, as well as several other trojan horse viruses (per AVG). During the download of an application upgrade, a pop-up came up that said the computer had been infected with a virus and asked if I wanted to fix it. In my haste, I clicked OK instead of closing the window. A new DOS window opened momentarily and listed a few .exe files that were loaded and that was it. The download of my upgrade never completed and the system froze. I rebooted and from my desktop I was unable to access any applications. I was told I didn't have permission. I rebooted in safe mode and ran a full system scan with AVG 7.5. It found over 900 instances of the Win32/Virut virus and many other Trojan Horse viruses. It began to repair the viruses, but when it reached 62%, it froze. I rebooted again and then was presented with my Windows Login screen...none of my account logins or administrative logins will work, not even to safe mode. I was reading, and going to follow a similar thread from this site, but now cannot get anywhere. What is my next step here? Thanks!
     
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    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Virut affects the exe files so it's not likely you are going to get this installation to work. If you have important data it may be best to get a new hard drive for the machine. Format and reload the new drive and copy the data only from the old drive to the new one. I would not copy any of the exe files to the new drive.
     
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