Getting rid of boot virus

Dell / Inspiron 2650
March 22, 2011 at 20:31:39
Specs: XP SP2, 1 gig
Hi,
I picked up a boot virus, somehow. It wouldn't allow me to boot into xp, so I had to put in my backup drive. The question is.... how do I get rid of it? There were two drives in the system, my main drive, and a storage unit. I took them both out.
Thanks,
...... john

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March 24, 2011 at 06:04:21
Hi John,
I just last night found a solution to my problem at Kaspersky Lab, called 'TDSSKiller'. Apparently it was boot virus of the kind that this application removes. Sorry I wasn't able to post the solution. I only just found it at the 11th hour, so to speak.
Thanks for your help.
..... john

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#3
March 24, 2011 at 06:14:28
Nice work john.

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#4
March 24, 2011 at 08:27:49
Hi John,
I should also mention that I was able to boot into xp using one of the apps on the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) It's called 'Super Grub Disk', and it can be found in the 'Boot Management' subdirectory of the 'HDD' directory. VERY USEFUL!!
....... john

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#5
March 24, 2011 at 14:06:43
Thanks john, it's always very good to tell us what you used, almost for sure it will be picked up by people googling their problem.
I was more selective with your post, because you mentioned the boot virus, normally I post a lot of tools, so that the poster can find something to suit their skill level.
Avira AntiVir Rescue System, AVG Rescue CD, SystemRescueCd, Rescue CD, UltraBootCD all include a Linux tool to boot into Windows.
I shall add Super Grub as a separate item to my list.
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Here are the links for those googling.
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-...
Forum
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/forum/
Tutorials
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/super...
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/B...
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2677-supe...


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