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how do you get around this in 98?


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i have a friend or a client i am trying to help out and he has a virus on his windows 98 nb and each time me and him try to acces my computer it freezes. we have tried dos to run a disc cleaner with a program i have but how do you run it or can i just get the virus off my doing a scan disk and would the registry repair help as well? ( i have so many ideas but not sure how to use them plz help).

also i have a memory key i tried to insert in the nb but it said it could not reconnize it or install it right and he has no internet and cant access the drive b/c of the virus on my compuer.- (icon that wont work). hopfully someone will help :tazz:.

Edited by Townes, 06 February 2006 - 05:09 PM.

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What's an "nb"?

I presume the "memory key" is a pendrive of sorts?

And who exactly has the virus? You say your friend has it and then you say you've got it.

Which version of 98 is it?
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an nb is a notebook and yea the memory key i am saying is like a flash drive i am trying to use. hes got the virus in my computer but th virus is blocking both of us out. windows 98.
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i would suggest not trying to fix an infected computer WITH an infected computer...try getting your computer clean first then trying to fix the other one
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Well if you have another machine with Antivirus you could possible make an emergency boot disk. I think F-prot still offers a dos based scanner... you could possible put that on a cd and then boot from floppy and run the f-prot scan. About the only other option I can think of off the top of my head would be to pull the hard drive and hook it up to a regular pc with a 2.5 to 3.5 conversion kit and scan for virus that way... or better yet pull the stuff you need off and then do a complete reinstall of the os when you put it back in the laptop.
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MY COMPUTER IS NOT INFECTED! IT IS HIS THAT IS INFECTED WITH THE MY COMPUTER ICON IS BLOCKINVG HIM OUT ON HIS NB! NOT MINE!!@!!!! Would f-prot fit on a floppy disc and if so how would i run it in dos?
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No f-prot will not fit on a floppy... not anymore anyway. What I'd recommend is to burn them to a cd, then use a win98 boot disk to boot the laptop. then you simply change to the cd drive letter and then type f-prot
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