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win32/virut

by naveen1288 / January 21, 2008 4:45 PM PST

avast antivirus detected virus(win32/virut)...i press delete all....after rebooting windows is asking for login and password..not able to open the windowsxp..what should i do?

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From reading on this worm
by lacsr / January 21, 2008 8:11 PM PST
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You might as well chuck the drive and start over. That probably is the best. Only other way is to run a drive write over program like DBan and then reinstall. See here:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/dban.html
Make the CD or floppy on a clean machine. From what I read, the ones infected with this had run a program like a keygen when the worm started up. Lesson learned the hard way.

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Which Version Of Windows?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 22, 2008 1:05 AM PST
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Assuming you're using Windows XP (Pro or HOME?), have you tried restarting into Safe Mode, selecting the "administrator" login, leave the password blank (unless you've previously created a password), then press the "Enter" button.

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

If that doesn't work, please give us more information about your computer.. Brand Name? Model number? Do you have Recovery discs for the computer? Does it have a Recovery partition?

Hope this helps and let us know more.

Grif

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AVG Has A Removal Tool IF...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 22, 2008 1:11 AM PST
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