Thread: Anti Virus
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:38 AM
pbaker27 pbaker27 is offline
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You should print these instructions before continuing. They will not be available after you shut your computer down in step 2.

Click Start and then click Shut Down.

In the drop-down list of the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.

As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8.
On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press F8 when the boot menu appears.

Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press ENTER.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.

Once you have it rebooted in safe mode, you should be able to connect to the internet and find and install Malwarebytes antimalware program. Once installed, run a full scan. I have gotten similar viruses and this has been the only way to correct it.

Granted, nuking your hard drive and reinstalling windows is always the safest bet, but for the future this should help get rid of the virus. I would install Malwarebytes now as a precaution should you get another virus in the future.
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