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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by paulboca, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. paulboca

    paulboca Thread Starter

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    Seem to have picked up a trojan horse on HD. Found references in registry and deleted them. Still seem to have a problem with HD running very slow. Think I should re-install Windows. If I do, will I lose everything on HD. This is my wife's computer and she really only uses AOL.
    Also, how do I reinstall XP

    Paul:confused:
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Well, I think you should find out if you are infected first and then amke a decision to re-install. If you want to re-install or doa repair you will have to backup all of your data to anotehr media like CD-R's or DVD. This is a must otherwise you stand an excellent chance of losing all of your important data. I will give you instructions on all of the things.

    If you want to check your computer for virus's etc please run a HijackThis ans shown below:

    To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
    Filename = 1137518044HJTsetup.exe
    Save the file to your desktop.
    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Open a TechSupportGuy forum Reply window under Internet & Networking in Security for this thread, to have ready to paste the Hijackthis log into. Click once to place the typing cursor in the reply window.
    At the top of your TSG/browser window, hit Edit then Paste
    You should see your copied Hijackthis log appear in the reply space....then, submit the reply and copy and paste the link in the address bar back to the original thread you were in.
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

    Next instructions on re-installation:

    Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353

    How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
     
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