Hi, my friend got the Nail.exe virus so I instructed him to download and install AVG free edition and run it to see if that would fix it. He ran it and found the Nail.exe and also found a sr... .exe(I think a system file) file infected. He deleted the Nail.exe and tried to heal the sr... .exe. When it didn't heal he deleted it. Now when he boots Windows XP Pro it prety much freezes after the login, except for the use of the task manager which allows me to execute most programs.
I tried to boot in safe mode, last known configuration and system restore option, it had the same problem every time and the system restore option froze. I also tried to boot from windows xp cd and choose the repair option but his computer would not boot from the windows xp cd for some reason. I will download that recovery console iso to my computer and try to run it on his. Also, I do not think that the Nail.exe virus was completely destroyed.
Is there a way to fix this?