|Thank you trvlr for that reply. I was able to boot into my old XP after that. The reason I wanted to boot into this installation was to surrender Tally and then install a fresh copy as the system was badly effected with viruses. So I had to delete both the installations again as the new installation also got infected with it when I tried to backup my data.|
Now I have a fresh installation and backup on one partition. I have installed Avast Home Edition and have run a boot scan and have found 169 infections mainly from win32:sality in my backup data. It had infected most of my required .exes(& system restore files as well) and I chose to delete after reading about win32:sality on google. I know its not related to the topic anymore but if you could suggest me if my system is clean from this number 2 ranked trojan now? I did not open my other partition after installing this new XP again.
If its getting confusing here is a flowchart description of what happened.
::Had windows 98 + windows XP (Both Infected)
---------->Deleted windows 98 using XP CD created a new partition and installed XP on it.
----------->Couldn't access old installation and help here let me to access it.
------------>Did a backup of all my data, deleted partition with old XP, created a new one and put my backup on this partition.
------------->Installed a fresh copy of XP, installed Avast Home Edition, run a boot scan (Did not open the backed up partition at all), got 169 infections mainly with win32:sality, all files infected were exes and some were in system restore as well.
-------------->Chose to delete all the infected files::
Could my system still be infected by this trojan?
What security do you recommend now along with Avast, Zonealarm firewall, spybot S&D?