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Windows XP computer in very bad condition please help!


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I have an old Gateway tower PC running Windows XP Service Pack 2. It has been infected with the Win32.Netsky virus and probably many other viruses I don't know about. I did not buy this computer; it was handed down so I don't have the original XP disc and I don't have a boot disk. The computer only works when it's in Safe Mode and does not respond to much. It can't run .exe files and task manager is blocked (I get the error message "The file is infected" or something along the lines of that). I have tried manually formatting the disk because it was my last resort and I couldn't because that option was blocked by a virus. Please help! I want to be able to use that computer again and would be very appreciative if someone could help me.
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Nevermind. I ended up fixing it myself by using a USB to download an exe tool which was denied, but fixed it anyway when I rebooted. Then I renamed the Malwarebytes installer to explorer.exe and ran that. When it was done installing I went to C:\Program Files\MalwareBytes Anti Malware\mbam.exe and renamed that to explorer.exe. I ran a scan and removed 93 Trojans. Now my computer is stuck with left over damage from the viruses. The end.
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