Virus on XP Taskbar blinking

HP
July 20, 2006 at 18:59:36
Specs: XP, Pent4 512
I got some virus on my computer. It boots up to the desktop but no icons come up and the task bar blinks all over with different parts of it showing white. Can anyone help. I tried to get to CMOS to get it to boot from the CD rom with Norton's in there but hitting delete (which is what someone told me to do) didn't get me in there. It keeps booting to the spot I mentioned earlier.

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#2
July 21, 2006 at 08:40:09
How do I do anything on the computer if it won't boot up completely?

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#3
July 21, 2006 at 09:07:52
Can you get in using safe mode? First try last good known configuration. If that doesn't work choose safe mode and maybe try a system restore. Last thing to try is safe mode with networking so you can try the scans johnw recommended.

One more thing, if you have an XP disc, try a repair install and then go from there.

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#4
July 21, 2006 at 10:02:42
I tried safe mode and last good known configuration and still only got to the desktop with only a flashing taskbar. I don't want to wipe out my harddrive. I have alot of files I need to save on there.

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#5
July 21, 2006 at 11:02:17
a repair install won't make you lose any programs or files, just the critical updates which you have to d/l again.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/
helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#6
July 21, 2006 at 12:46:08
I tried safe mode and last good known configuration and still only got to the desktop with only a flashing taskbar. I don't want to wipe out my harddrive. I have alot of files I need to save on there.

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#7
July 21, 2006 at 13:13:20
read response 5

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#8
July 21, 2006 at 17:32:37

Take the drive out of your comp & slave it to another HD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case )
You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms.
Now use the other comp to clean the drive of virri, spyfiles, trojans.
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Here are a range of free online sites to cleanup your comp. Use at least 2 from each group.
http://kaspersky.com/kos/english/kavwebscan.html
http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virusscan.aspx
http://housecall.antivirus.com/
http://www.coledata.com/virusalert.htm
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/misc/av.php
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/spyxposer/com/spyxposer_principal?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fproducts%2fspyxposer%2f&NRNODEGUID=%7bAD6F1F54-25E0-4160-81ED-7F8C6F9C77ED%7d&NRCACHEHINT=Guest/
http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
http://www.bitdefender.com/
http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp
http://virusscan.jotti.dhs.org/
http://virusscan.jotti.org/
http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html
DrWeb CureIT
http://www.klitetools.com/comments.php?id=2088&catid=46&highlight=Dr.Web+CureIT%21
http://www.klitetools.com/comments.php?catid=46&shownews=2088
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Free online trojan scan
http://www.trojanscan.com/
http://www.pcflank.com/
http://www.spywareinfo.com/xscan.php
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
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Free online Spyware detector
http://www.pestscan.com/
http://home.ca.com/dr/v2/ec_main.entry25?page=freePestPatrolScan&client=ComputerAssociates&sid=35715&CID=188513
http://www.spywareguide.com/txt_onlinescan.html
http://www.webroot.com/services/spyaudit_03.htm
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotions/spywaredetector/index_za.html
Or,
http://www.spywareinfo.com/xscan.php
Screen for Adware, Spyware, Scumware, Diallers, ’Jackers and other unsolicited commercial software.
This scanner is an ActiveX applet. After a short delay in which your browser downloads the control file, you will receive a "Warning Dialogue" requesting permission for the scanner to run. Click "Yes" and the applet will pop up and scan. You will be alerted if any spyware is found. When a spyware or malware is found, you will be alerted and asked if you want to remove it. If no spyware is found, the scanner will disappear on its own.
If nothing happens, or if you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer, click here and choose either "Open" or "Run this program from its current location". Do not choose "Download". http://www.xblock.com/download/xclean_micro.exe


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