dell dimension e510 infected

December 10, 2010 at 20:48:58
Specs: Windows XP
Dell Dimension e510 with xp media edition.

Got some kind of virus where a 'spyware protection' software appears and tells me I have to buy the software to fix the 'problem'.

Can't launch any applications - except my firefox seems to be working.

Can't launch task manager or any other 'normal' applications.

How can I disable this?

I can boot in safe mode but not sure what to do.

Have system cd, but don't want to 'restore system' and lose all my files...

HELP!


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December 11, 2010 at 01:51:49
First of all, check this as it pertains to your problem:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

Now for the removal you will need an run these tools:
1- rkill.exe
2- tdss killer
3- malwarebytes
Run them in that order and remove all they find

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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