win32/parite

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  1. craigbass76

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    A friend with a windows ME laptop and AVG is infected with this. Some 600 files were sick. After updating AVG, I guess the boot scanner caught the virus and would only let me start in safe mode. THen we ran AVG and put all the infected files in the "Vault"
    Now the computer won't start at all. I booted in dos and tried to restore all the infected files, said a short prayer, and swore when the computer still wouldn't boot, not even in safe mode....

    Some of the infected files were in the registry, and some were even drivers (she'd complained about cd burner working sporadically, related problem?)

    I was going to do this.....
    Boot from a floppy, then save all of her vital files (college papers, artwork, etc) and use the system restore disk.

    Then will this thing start up?
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi craigbass76,

    I don't suppose your friend made backups?
    With restore disk do you mean a recovery CD?
    The Recovery CD's I know (IBM and HP) completely reformat your HD.
    So make sure you recover everything you need before doing that. Starting up after that should not be a problem, unless vital hardware has been replaced.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. craigbass76

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    Oh my God! She did make backups! I just got off the phone, and all of her papers and stuff are on floppies that were in the laptop case. Of course, those files could very well be infected, but hey; they're there anyway.

    Onto the restore! Thanks for the reply. Microsoft's tech support could learn a lesson about fast response times from you guys....
     
  4. craigbass76

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    This is a non-virus question, but related because the virus caused me to wonder.

    WHen I'm done the restore, I was going to clean off all of the junk software that came with the computer, and I was going to install some other programs (trillian, AVG, Ad-aware)

    Can I make a system restore disk afterwards to take the place of the ones that came with the computer?
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi craigbass76,

    Nice to see you registered. :)
    This: http://www.winbookcorp.com/_technote/WBTA10160108.htm is about the best Me has to offer in the field of backups.
    There are programs to make images of the HD which can be restored, but most of these programs are pretty costly.
    Have a look here: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=3677 for some valuable info on this subject.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. Technodrome

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    Since this virus could infect .exe files some of vital windows components might be infected.

    I'd download f-prot for DOS (assuming you have access to the internet) and put in on floppy disk.

    Then I'd scan from DOS with F-Prot. F-Prot is good on disinfecting infected files.

    Give a shot before you do restore!

    Read f-prot instructions from here http://www.claymania.com/f-prot.html



    Technodrome
     
  7. Technodrome

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    Well I was too late! :D



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  8. craigbass76

    craigbass76 Registered Member

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    THe computer needed a good cleaning anyway. Man, I'm amazed at all the junk that Sony bundled with the OS.


    No I'm not either, all the big companies do it. Stupid, stupid, stupid...
     
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