Virus got me BAD! [RESOLVED]
Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:08 PM
Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:27 PM
Or did I already ask that
Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:54 PM
I have also noticed that I have lost my rights to my "owner" account. Admin and all other accounts are okay. Probably all tied to the virus?
Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:06 PM
Hoping you miss-spelled it
In that case find:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
and doubleclick it.
Click the icon with the lock and see if there is a backup availaable of the last cleaning run.
Select it and click Restore.
Let me know if that helps.
Posted 26 September 2005 - 02:41 PM
Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:46 PM
A blip of a blue error screen is now appearing (again). When I was able to read this (in the beginning of the virus attack), I looked up the error message and it pertained to the registry being corrupt. Unfortunately I don't have enough time to read it before the system reboots.
Posted 27 September 2005 - 11:48 AM
Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:27 PM
Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:39 PM
I'll have to ask if the option you proposed is a viable one and how to best proceed.
I'll get back to you.
Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:41 PM
The CurrentControlSet key is actually a copy of the ControlSetxxx, which was used to boot Windows, and it is not created until Windows does a successful boot.
You could try the following M$-KB article:
Keep us posted,
Posted 28 September 2005 - 02:14 PM
Do you think, if I were to get the hives from a different XP home edition box (same computer) that would work? I have tried to copy the XP Pro hive files over and I was only able to get into safemode. While in there, things did not look right. I did not feel I was truely in on the bad side, so I got out.
I haven't given up yet and I'm hoping you guys can still help. Otherwise I'll probably have to reformat.
Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:20 PM
Note Make sure to replace all five of the registry hives. If you only replace a single hive or two, this can cause potential issues because software and hardware may have settings in multiple locations in the registry.
Since you didn't find all of them, this may be a mission impossible.
Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:33 PM
So are you saying I have to reformat? There is nothing left to try?
Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:55 PM
This is not a field I excell in, so I'm hoping someone will come up with a good idea.
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