Re: Can't access registry
From: kim (kim_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 06:34:07 -0700
Thank you for your help I will try that.
> kim wrote:
> > Hi
> > Think I have a virus. Using XP Pro.
> > Windows in IE close down when virus sites are connected also outlook.
> > I ran
> > stinger from USB device which detected W32 Netsky but could not
> > repair. Explorer windows close down randomly.
> > I cannot access the registry the window flashes and closes down.
> > Same thing happens if I try Spybot, adaware or if I try to install
> > AVG. This thing closes everything down that may remove it.
> > There is also no system restore tab in my computers properties so I
> > can't turn it off.
> > Anyone suggest something to try I am desperate!
> > Thanks
> You apparently do not have a full-featured antivirus installed on your
> hard drive. You will not be able to install an antivirus until your
> computer is clean. Use TrendMicro's Sysclean, which you need to get
> from a different, known-clean computer with an Internet connection and
> a cd burner.
> TrendMicro's Sysclean is an extensive antivirus tool which has the
> advantage of not needing to be installed. It requires two parts - the
> scanning engine and the virus pattern files. Delete all Temporary and
> Temporary Internet Files before running the program.
> 1. Create a new folder on your Desktop or the C: drive named something
> useful like "Sysclean".
> 2. Go here and download the two parts of the program to that folder:
> http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp - Sysclean
> http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp - virus pattern files
> The pattern files will be zipped - extract them with your unzipper (like
> WinZip) or if you have XP, you can just open the folder. You need to
> put the extracted files in the Sysclean folder you made. For a more
> automated way to get Sysclean, use Dave Lipman's Sysclean_FE from
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm .
> 3. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. Get into Safe Mode by repeatedly
> tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up to get to the proper
> 4. Go to the Sysclean folder you made and double-click on sysclean.com.
> Start the scan. After the scan is finished, look at the log. You may
> need to make a note of where any viruses were found if they were not
> able to be removed so you can manually delete them.
> Now get and install a full-featured av, update its definitions, and do a
> thorough scan in Safe Mode. After you have done that, continue your
> cleaning by scanning for non-viral malware with free programs like
> Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy. Install those programs, update
> them, and then scan with them in Safe Mode.
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