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Virus put passwords on windows user accounts! need help!


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WildMan279

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Ok, so I recently got a virus (virtumonde/vundo) and after using several tools and a lot of manual file and registry searching, it kept coming back.
But now I have an even bigger problem.
something has put a password on my windows user account, and it wasn't me. That is the only account on my computer, and I tried booting it in safe mode and using the Administrator account, but that had a password too.
I just happened to have a ubuntu linux live cd (yes, I am currently linux off of a cd, and it's faster than windows) with me, so I can access all of my hard drive and back up my files. I can't get into windows so I can't post a hijackThis report or do anything else windows related. all I have is the files on my hard drive, CD drive, and USB flash drive. And I can't run any windows programs because I am running linux

So I need to know if there is either a special way to boot windows to clear all of the passwords, or if there is a file that I can modify/delete to remove the passwords. I also have no Windows CD, because windows XP Media center Edition came with my computer, all I have are the recovery CDs that reformat my hard drive (which is an absolute last resort)
I DO have a windows XP home CD for my other computer that I can use, if it would work.

So in conclusion, I need to remove all of the Windows user account passwords without using windows

Thanks for your help in advance

7h3 \/\/|1|) /\/\4|\|
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Hello WildMan

Did you post on a forum to fix up your Vundo problems earlier ? If so do you have a link ?


Have you tried using Last Known Good Configuration ?
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no, this is my first post
When I finish backing up my stuff I'll try last known good configuration (sometime tomorrow)
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i tried last known good configuration, and safe mode again, but nothing has worked
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