Virus Infected p.c

  thetrickster 13:38 17 May 2008

Hi guys one of my friends has a virus (i strongly suspect) on his p.c. He has made the fatal mistake of not scanning files he has downloaded. He has vista installed and basicly the pc is very slow. it wont allow you to connect to the internet. it has been behaving very odd in other ways. The major problem is his norton is out of date and wont allow him to scan his computer. can i create a virus rescue disk on my computer, for his?? What is the best way?



  rdave13 14:47 17 May 2008

You could try burning this removal tool to disc; click here . Haven't tried it myself but worth a go.

  Jak_1 14:51 17 May 2008

Dissable Norton, download AVG for him and install it on his PC then let it scan, pref in safe mode.
Norton will slow his pc down considerably.

  birdface 14:58 17 May 2008

You have to run the Norton removal tool to get rid of it here

  mfletch 16:07 17 May 2008

Can he get on the net when in safe mode?

Download updates then scan in safe mode,


  thetrickster 22:45 17 May 2008

no he can`t even get on the net in safe mode.

  wis 23:03 17 May 2008

my plan brutal but absolute, do you have install
disc, if yes,back up all you can then clean
install format disc wipe clean,if not sure how
to do post back, one chap here will guide

  rdave13 23:03 17 May 2008

Did you try downloading Avast's antivirus tool an downloading to your desktop, then burning to disk, and loading to your friend's PC?
Then if successful download Avast home (free) and save.
Burn to disc again and install on infected machine.
Dpownload the apropiate Norton remover tool and again burn to disc.
While the PC is not internet enabled disable firewall, antivirus..etc., of Norton. R

  skidzy 23:06 17 May 2008

Clamwin portable click here

Another explaination of Rdave's excellent post click here

  rdave13 12:13 18 May 2008

Sorry for not completing last post, something came up unexpectedly.
Just to finish off- disable the Norton apps and run the uninstaller. Install Avast and enable windows firewall for now. If you can go on the net
now then install asquared and there's a good list of security apps by skidzy which I can't find now of course! :(

  rdave13 12:55 18 May 2008

Just found it; click here

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