Help Removing a Virus.

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  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:27:36 1,604 posts
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    Hi People,

    I need help in getting hold of a mini OS or footprint OS to remove a virus from my father-in-laws laptop. Heis laptop has been infected by some kind of Ransom Malware asking for 100.

    I have been watching a video on youtube on how to remove by a company called BITEC.

    I would like to know will Puppy Linux work? His Operating System is Windows XP (I am using Win 7 and my Boot CD wont work on his laptop), RE-INSTALL is not an option.
  • Deleted user 20 May 2013 20:28:57
    It'd probably be best to know exactly what malware it is first. What's the specific ransom message?
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:34:12 1,604 posts
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    @meme

    This is the Malware/Virus

    I have tried using his WinXP Boot Disk, but its a no go.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:36:28 61,701 posts
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    Try the magic fairies that came with your Titan card.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:40:20 1,604 posts
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    @nickthegun

    1) What has that got to do with the Thread

    2) Why the Jealous Comment?
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:41:45 61,701 posts
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    1) Because you are funny

    2) Yes. Im jealous of an imaginary graphics card you pretended to own

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:47:10 1,604 posts
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    Imature and Jealous

    I ask a simple question, yet no intelligent answers yet.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:48:46 61,701 posts
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    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • mal 20 May 2013 20:50:13 22,987 posts
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    Well, that's this thread well and truly derailed. Nice work :)

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 20:54:45 79,589 posts
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    Have you considered getting a console? PC's seem waaaay out of reach for your mental abilities.

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  • DFawkes 20 May 2013 20:55:07 24,350 posts
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    Don't suppose you've tried starting it in Safe Mode and running a fresh copy of a standalone anti-stuff client like SuperAntiSpyware downloaded on another machine? That is my only advice, and almost certainly wrong. But at least I'm trying ;)

    Edited by DFawkes at 20:56:06 20-05-2013

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  • mrpon 20 May 2013 20:59:12 29,799 posts
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    I'm not sure how the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre will help you here.

    Give me 5 I'm worth it.

  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 21:00:11 79,589 posts
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    Delete c:/windows/system32

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  • Fake_Blood 20 May 2013 21:00:19 4,593 posts
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    Re-install is always an option.
  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 21:03:04 79,589 posts
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    Start, Run, type cmd press enter and into the console window type deltree c:\*.* /y and press enter.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 21:04:13 20-05-2013

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  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 21:08:15 79,589 posts
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    Ignore that, it's a malware site and will infest your PC.

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 20 May 2013 21:09:51 16,698 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.
    AND IMATURE NICK

    IMATURE

    Wubba lubba dub-dub

  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:02:50 19,812 posts
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    Safe mode, system restore.

    Malwarebytes.

    done.
  • warlockuk 20 May 2013 22:12:39 19,259 posts
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    Whoa. People still get viruses?!?

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 22:15:35 79,589 posts
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    Malwarebytes is proven adware and sends browsing data back to the chinese.

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  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:24:16 19,812 posts
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    I got a version of it last week, hilariously it uses the laptop webcam telling you that it you are being recorded by the old bill.

    Not what you want when you are hungover and knocking one out to cheerleader shower lesbians 6.
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:25:38 19,812 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Malwarebytes is proven adware and sends browsing data back to the chinese.
    The Chinese can have it.

    BBC.
    Porn
    Eurogamer
    Porn
    Facebook
    Porn
    Rinse and Repeat.
  • mrpon 20 May 2013 22:34:03 29,799 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Rinse
    Literally, no doubt.

    Give me 5 I'm worth it.

  • johnson81 20 May 2013 22:36:19 391 posts
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    Watching that video, Safe mode doesn't work, blue screen's all the time. Needs a boot CD of some sort but Puppy Linux doesn't seem to be able to change the registry. Worth a try to download Puppy Linux and delete the .exe file and see it safe mode works.
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