Author Topic: avast boot scan in Safe Mode with Command Prompt  (Read 4092 times)

Offline judgebrack

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avast boot scan in Safe Mode with Command Prompt
« on: September 21, 2009, 05:19:32 PM »
Hello all,

I got a particularly nasty virus this morning on my PC (Windows XP).  It has disabled some .exe files, so I can’t launch any programs.  The “Run” command doesn’t work, either.  It has also disabled System Restore (it says there are no available checkpoints). 

I did some poking around on another computer and it looks like this is somewhat common.  However, since I can’t launch any Internet browser, I can’t download any anti-spyware etc. programs.  I can only work in Safe Mode with Command Prompts. 

I figure I should start with running avast in Safe Mode with Command Prompts, since I can't run it anywhere else.  However, I don’t know the proper command prompt, nor have I been able to find it on the web. 

Any advice/wisdom/ponderings in this matter?


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Re: avast boot scan in Safe Mode with Command Prompt
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 05:35:15 PM »
hello judgebrack ,

I think you have some kind of patching virus. i would do this:

watch this video fully and follow what he does. a lengthy video but worth checking.
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