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Booting errors after recovering from trojan


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yesterday, i got Trojan-Spy.html.smitfraud.c

i did full remove it, following this thread. i wish that i had posted a new topic at first, but it seemed simple so i didn't. :-\ i didn't do anything different or weird, i know what i am doing. i removed it simply.

now, as soon as i came here, when i found out i had the virus. i went to the thread. it first says to go to the control panel. i tired, and my computer rebooted itself. no errors, no messages popping up. i searched around and didnt find anything saying that this is from the virus. but i was at the control panel a small while before i noticed i had it (i know exactly when i got it and i was in it about 20min earlier).

i've downloaded lots of programs. i downloaded spybot a few hours ago, and it found some things so i deleted them. after i rebooted, everytime the windows xp welcome screen came up my computer rebooted again. i couldn't log in to windows.

i booted in safe mode and it asked if i wanted to do a restore, i did a restore to before i installed spybot. it works fine now, but i would at least like to know if there's a way to fix this boot error when i click the control panel. or, if i have to resort to reformatting windows, which i prefer not to do.

Edited by lukxe, 02 May 2005 - 12:43 AM.

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Click start then run then type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace system files, you need the XP CD.
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i'll get back to you on that later today.. it will take a while to find that cd. thanks.
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i did this and i am still having the same problem.
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This looks at it

XP restarts

Edited by Keith, 03 May 2005 - 01:46 AM.

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but it is no longer continuously restarting. when i go to the control panel, it just shuts off and then back on.
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