Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
September 2, 2009 at 09:07:39
Specs: Windows XP
Some virus installed in my main Windows XP
partition actually delete my Boot.ini file each
time I start my Windows XP Computer. This results in a fake error message saying that "Hal.dll" file is missing or corrupt. Does
any one has an idea of what kind of Virus is
this ? All the anti-Virus I tested have no effect.I
found a site that fix the problem by
regenarating the Boot.ini :
But the virus is still there. If anyone has any
information about it, thank you to tell me about
how to inoculate it.
Thanks to the very good site I found. If you
have same problem go on this site, it will save
your life.


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September 2, 2009 at 09:28:12
When you scan to delete the virus... first disable the sytem restore option; scan and when "clean" reboot; then re-enable system restore if system boots thru' to normal desktop etc. OK.

Ideally scan in safe-mode; and if possible do an on-line freebie scan too (Trend Micro offer Housecall - a freebie on-line util).

And if you have a Linux variant on a cd/dvd (Knoppix or Ubuntu) you could boot with that; then go on-line and scan (Trend freebie) that way...

Once system is clean - also clean out (as in delete) anything in the virus isolation area. Can't remember what it's actually called but it's where most a-v utils dump/isolate nasties when found?

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