The suggestion is to download fixncr.reg to a USB drive, but when I try to do that it just downloads directly into the registry. Any ideas?
I am tearing my hair out with this damned virus.
All of a sudden I had a pop up saying I have no firewall and then the PC shut down. When I rebooted it wen to the desktop background but would not show any icons or my taskbar/start button.
It allowed me to open task manager so I tried to run firefox. I then had a message pop up saying I need to run this scan with XP antiVirus software. Straight waya I smelled a rat so I searched online.
I found someone had a registration code we could all use which would activate it and then you can get rid of it using several solutions.
The problem I have is I cannot do anything other than open task manager so I have no way of downloading any software to get rid of it.
I have seen people saying that oyu can download onto another computer and then put it on a USB stick and then simply install it on the infected PC.
How can I do this if I have no way of installing anything?
I have tried booting up in safe mode but I still get no desktop and can only open task manager.
I have had a smiliar virus in the last 6 months and managed to get rid of it but that one allowed me to get onto my desktop, it just wouldn't allow me to open any programs.
The annoying thing is these viruses are nothing to do with me, it's my housemate who is downloading dodgy stuff and then I have to sort it out as he wouldn't know where to even start. I think I need to put my PC in my bedroom from now on ha ha.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If I need to tell you anything else then please let me know.
Oh, I'm on XP.