virus infected my pc

Dell / 4500
April 27, 2011 at 05:31:15
Specs: Windows XP, 1g
my pc got infected with a virus named xp security 2011
how do i remove it

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April 27, 2011 at 08:38:05
If downloading files to the infected computer is not possible, access a clean computer and transfer files to the infected computer using a USB flash drive, or other removable media (CD/DVD, external drive).

Now, restart your computer.
Tap the F8 key on the keyboard repeatedly until you are presented with the Windows XP Boot Options screen
Using the arrow keys, select the Safe Mode with Networking option
Press the Enter key
Log in to the account you normally use

In Safe Mode with Networking, download one of these files: iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of RKill:

Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it.
Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.

Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

Please post the Malwarebytes log in your reply so we can see where we are at, and plan any additional removal strategy, if necessary.

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April 28, 2011 at 10:50:10
I searched for you and here are four available removal methods:

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May 2, 2011 at 18:26:17
Thank you for the answer to get rid of the virus, you were right on except for one
more step i had to take, it seams the virus did something to the register and the pc
would not respond to any fixes even from the cd i downloaded that you suggested.
A friend fixed the register from a freeware program we downloaded.
we than ran the two programs you suggested. when we scanned with the anti-malware it found 150 infected files and got rid of them. The pc is now running
good. Thanks Again thegeneral

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May 2, 2011 at 19:14:22
Thank you for your feedback. It helps us to know what programs are best to use, and how to plan a strategy.

Where you able to remove the virus with the info on post #1, or post #2?

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