Virus blocking fix?

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Trying to salvage my nephew's business pc. His daughter used it when
hers went down and got it loaded with viruses. One is Spyware Guard
among several I believe. A new user named "minada" was added. I can
not run scan disc or regedit or delete some files. I can not install
a fix, I get a message "The system Administrator has set policies to
prevent this installation". I get this message even in Safe Mode. I
tried renaming the file and it still won't allow it. The user I'm
logged in under has administrative permission. I was able to delete
the new user added.

I got it so it will boot up using Hard Drive Regenerator. It fixed a
bad segment on the hard drive which must have contained the boot info.

McAfee has been scanning since Thursday evening and it still scanning
C:\documents and settings and has quarantined 6,331 files so far.

It is a Dell Dimension 8400 pc with XP Professional Service pack 3.

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Asked and answered in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

"With more than 6,000 infected files, a rebuild is the only safe course
of action for you."

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Fred W. (NL)

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Wouldn't it be better to get rid of the virus first?

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No.

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Fred W. (NL)

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Au7svUnZ2dnUVZ_tPinZ2d@bright.net:

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Can you please... Stop top posting?

You've been asked before, and had a smartass remark in your response, I'm
not trying to pick any fights with you, I'm simply suggesting that you try
following usenet policies for various newsgroups. You may find yourself in
killfilters soon if you don't. And if that happens, most of the regulars
who could potentially help you, won't even see your posts.

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Regards,
Dustin Cook
Malware Researcher
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
  


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However, if it is for business use, it may contain proprietary software and
data, which the user does not have access to to restore.

Gaz



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I don't think you have 6,331 infected files - more likely it's McAfee screwing
up.
What about booting from a rescue cd, something like  UBCD4Win ?



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Considering mcafee counts cookies, urls, temp files... etc etc to inflate
their detection numbers. :)

Would have been real nice to have seen a log for that machine.


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Regards,
Dustin Cook
Malware Researcher
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
  


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