what to do after using AVG rescue CD

September 5, 2011 at 02:45:31
Specs: Windows XP
hi,

im new in this method and i scanned my computer with the rescue cd and got many trojan horses in the folder windows/system32, can i just delete them or do i need to rename them?

btw, my pc cant start up so i need to do it this way and i hope to get my pc again working.

so can i also just rename everything? isnt that the most safest? then i dont delete important files. and when i rename them are the trojans then not dangerous anymore?

greetings


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#1
September 5, 2011 at 05:14:14
probably best to delete them, however you likely still will not be able to start xp, if it wouldn't start before. Is it the files on the computer that you are trying to retrieve?

larry


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#2
September 5, 2011 at 05:16:27
* YOU CANT RENAME RUNNING VIRUSSES.
* IF YOU MANAGE TO RENAME A VIRUS, THEN THE IMPACT STILL WILL BE THE SAME.

1. Go into the 'Safe Mode with Network Connection'.
2. Open a browser and Google for Malwarebytes.
3. Download and install Malwarebytes.
4. Update Malwarebytes for the latest version.
5. Scan with Malwarebytes, and delete found virusses.

Regards,

Happy is ONE who says I am an OttoMAN.


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#3
September 5, 2011 at 07:28:18
" YOU CANT RENAME RUNNING VIRUSSES."
he is using this:
http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd

its a live linux cd, so it is likely the viruses are not running.
I need to know from the poster if getting the files is a priority. the poster seems to know how to create a live cd, so we can use that to get his files, if he responds.

larry


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#4
September 5, 2011 at 07:54:56
hi,

i got the solution already, thx for all help

i used hiren boot cd and then i back up the files and after that i reinstall OS. i only didnt do it yet cause im still downloading but i guess thats a good way hea?

greetings


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#5
September 5, 2011 at 11:28:32
Re-installing the operating system from scratch, or re-installing the original software installation for a brand name system, is a VERY (to put it politely) "short sighted" thing for you to do, if you don't actually need to do it.

It usually takes MUCH LESS TIME in total to do things that will cure your problems and get your system to the way it was before you had your problems, than it does to do those things and get your system to the way it was before you had your problems, even if you did back up the personal data you don't want to lose (you don't need to back up Windows files or original brand name installation files that are going to be re-installed).


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