can I get to the internet in safe mode

November 15, 2010 at 05:56:47
Specs: Windows XP
My daughters computer got infected with a virus and she cannot get to the internet to download a virius program, can I boot to safe mode then get to the internet

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#1
November 15, 2010 at 06:02:56
tap f8 on bootup and select safe mode with networking. Then you can download your progs.

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#2
November 15, 2010 at 06:29:06
Thank you for the response.

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#3
November 15, 2010 at 06:37:59
You are welcome, let us know if you can get online in safe mode.

As we don't know what type of virus you are talking about, you may want to download these progs on another PC and put them on a thumbdrive or burn them to a CD and then use them on the problem PC
1- Malwarebytes
2- trojan Remover
3- hitman pro

Try those for starters and remove all they find.

To access the internet on the problem PC you can open IE, click on tools/internet options/connections/Lan Settings and then uncheck use proxy server if it is checked. Then close out and re-open IE to see if you can get online.

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