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Offline danjo-xx

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Red Alert Box Update
« on: June 04, 2011, 10:12:18 PM »
Hi folks, newbie here. Been getting a couple of these recently but last night got one can't remember how it was described but their was a new web browser tool which could be selected but I didn't bother with that. I didn't reboot last night but this morning my system winxp wouldn't boot up.

Working in safe mode avast was showing up as

When I clicked on fix nothing happened.   

After running a few scans I found one infected file, PUP.StartUpM..which I removed.
but system wouldn't boot up in normal mode.

Left it for a while and when I came back it booted up normally...*phew*

Now was this an Avast problem or not and what should I do.  Avast is still unsecured....
should I do an uninstall and reinstall and will I have to register if I do.

I see someone had a similar problem back in April.



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Re: Red Alert Box Update
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 11:01:13 PM »
have you tried avast repair?

For a repair of avast. Windows, Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button from the pop-up window, scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.



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After running a few scans I found one infected file, PUP.StartUpM..which I removed.
PUP (potentially unwanted program) http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/PUP
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 11:03:10 PM by Pondus »
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Offline danjo-xx

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Re: Red Alert Box Update
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 05:57:41 PM »
thanks for your reply Pondus, I did a repair like you said and avast seems fine now. I removed the PUP.Startup Manager file and laptop boots up normally now. Steady as she goes now ;D