Formating c: because of virus

  pinpin 01:19 06 Sep 2005

Hi all , i guess i have a virus at my computer where i can`t install anti virus even and my norton was screwed by the virus i guess, i am using windows melinium ,, i have windows xp , im thinking in formating c: only and then install windows xp->install antivirus-> scan other drives , but i wish to format c: only since other partitions i wish to keep them ,,
my HD is 40 GB with 4 partitions each around 10 GB..i would like to have pro opiopn about it and any tip how to do it..
thank you in advance

  johnnyrocker 01:41 06 Sep 2005

you say you have me and xp? is that right? try an on line scan at trend micro first and see if you can get clean that way


  Belatucadrus 01:47 06 Sep 2005

Trend click here

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  jimv7 09:24 06 Sep 2005

Download, install and update avg free, from click here restart the computer, press f8 choose safe mode and run avg scan from there.

or if it will not install do as Belatucadrus has suggested and run an online scan with the options he/she has given.

  Belatucadrus 11:04 06 Sep 2005


  pinpin 03:15 08 Sep 2005

Thank u all ,, I appreciate

actually this is my second day where i am putting all my effort with the computer... Thank God i am in the final process of that , i upgraded it to Windows xp and then put this antivirus "Bit Defender" which is great ---> Scan -> 84 files with 13 viruses detected and removed .. even so still have infections and i m working on that to avoid doing format ,,, where i believe it would save me too much time esp. i don`t have much data to keep on the C. drive..

  ChrisRLG 16:04 09 Sep 2005

If the scanners (ad-aware Spybot etc) cannot clean your machine, you should post to one of the specialist forums where an expert would be able to assist you.

Here is a list of specialist forums from the ASAP group of voluntary forums - click here - you will find my own teaching forum ( click here ) on that list, but all of them would be able to assist you.

My suggestion is you follow the advice in this topic:-

click here

Then post to any one of the ASAP forums for assistance.


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