How to remove a Virus on Laptop

March 7, 2011 at 02:25:32
Specs: Windows XP
we have a VAIO Laptop that has somehow collected a virus. When turning on the screen just has thousands of small squares flickering and varying colours. Just about make out some instructions underneath this but not enough to get going. Yesterday it came back to normal but said I need to update Windsows security etc...while doing this in good mode it just dies again. When in the poor state, I attach it to another monitor or TV but it doesn't transmit. It has worked okay on other monitors and screens before this.

Any tips on getting this removed?


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#1
March 9, 2011 at 21:36:15
Try one or more of these.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.free-av.de/en/tools/12/a...
http://www.geckoandfly.com/2008/11/...

AVG Rescue CD
http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd
Download Rescue CD (for CD creation)
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-f...
Download Rescue CD (for USB stick)
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-f...

Rescue CD
http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/sec...

Kaspersky Rescue Disk
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

Dr.Web LiveCD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.freedrweb.com/livecd

Paragon Rescue Kit Express
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.paragon-software.com/hom...

eScan Rescue Disk
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.escanav.com/english/cont...

UltraBootCD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.ultrabootcd.com/

The Perfect Rescue Tool
http://www.informationweek.com/news...
http://www.informationweek.com/news...

Ultimate Boot CD
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/faq.html

Hiren's BootCD
http://www.hiren.info/
http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

SystemRescueCd
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...

EBCD – Emergency Boot CD
http://ebcd.pcministry.com/

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD
http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm
How do I create a bootable Windows XP CD using BartPE?
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_create_...

Trinity Rescue Kit
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinit...
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...
Usage Howto
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...


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#2
March 11, 2011 at 06:05:01
thanks John, looks like it's the graphics card...SONY knew about this in July 2008 but although the series VGN is covered in a four year extended warranty, my model number was not listed. I'm challenging SONY to come up with an answer before I hand it over to Consumer Direct/Trading Standards

thanks again, some usefull links there

Darren


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#3
March 11, 2011 at 06:32:32
YW dazzerb

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