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"antisoft" antivirus has scewed up my whole pc

by royo3688 / March 2, 2010 7:41 PM PST

I logged on earlier today and a message popped up from antisoft antivirus it says that im in major threat i dont even use antisoft i have avg but when i tried to open avg to run a scan to see if i really did have a infection antisoft wouldnt let me open avg nor would it let me open my documents and finished downloads so i cant even download a new antiV or get into control panel to get rid of this antisoft

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Re: antisoft
by Kees Bakker / March 2, 2010 7:58 PM PST
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forgot to mention
by royo3688 / March 2, 2010 8:06 PM PST
In reply to: Re: antisoft

that im running on xp. and I would restore my whole pc if i had a disk drive but im only running on a netbook . i was going to try with a usb

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Re: netbook and system recovery
by Kees Bakker / March 2, 2010 8:12 PM PST
In reply to: forgot to mention

The two options to do a system recovery on a netbook:
1. From a recovery partition (for example, via ctrl-f11 on my Dell netbook)
2. Via an external CD-/DVD-drive (if that's supported in the BIOS)
Reinstalling XP from USB isn't supported at all.


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by royo3688 / March 2, 2010 9:02 PM PST

well i tried all those through command promp but notta .

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by Phil Crase / March 2, 2010 11:40 PM PST
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From a CLEAN computer download Malwarebytes (do the upgrade for MWB on the clean system) send it to a flash drive, start the infected system in SAFE MODE, take MWB to file or desktop, run it. See if that will get rid of the issue, I have done a few that way with good results. It is definitely worth a try, if that does the job get a good AV software loaded to the system. Kaspersky makes one for netbooks/systems with no drive, it comes on a flash drive.

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Those 2 from my post ...
by Kees Bakker / March 3, 2010 2:05 AM PST
In reply to: tried

that you answered don't work from the command prompt, indeed. Only from booting.


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