windows recovery

  swapper 13:46 PM 26 Apr 11
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WinXPpro, SP3 It seems that I have cleverly managed to get the "Windows Recovery" virus onto my PC. After the "Windows Recovery" window appearing, I am now getting a continueing reboot. I cannot get into "Safe Mode" I have backed up to two external drives, and know I have back ups there, for different dates. However when I get to the external drives via the Acronis Recovery disk, all I can see on 1. are folders with $Recycle Bin, Recycler, a 20 figure group begining 59f67, and a copy of XXMy Documents, I cannot see my backups begining with Tower (my Backup Date) I don't know what to do! any ideas please? I am using a laptop to get this out. thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:59 PM 26 Apr 11

Removal instructions

Here

  swapper 14:42 PM 26 Apr 11

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ I cannot get into the PC to download and install this programme?

  swapper 14:55 PM 26 Apr 11

I have just noticed that it was a popup trying to sell me an Antivirus.

I am now registered and will come back.

Thanks again.

  Strawballs 19:47 PM 26 Apr 11

That popup is the virus don't try to but from it.

  swapper 23:46 PM 26 Apr 11

I looked at the Bleeping Computor Site, it has an excellent item about this Virus but I cannot get into my Windows to do anything about it. Thanks Strawballs.

  swapper 23:58 PM 26 Apr 11

WinXPPro SP3 I have a virus "Windows Recovery" , now my PC just starts to Windows screen and then reboots. It will not start in Safe Mode, or Command prompt.

My Acronis backups, although successful at the time of backing up, are now informing that the backups, on two external drives are corrupted, so I am now stuck for the moment

Would anyone know if this Virus would corrupt my external drives.

Would anyone know if there is a Floppy disk/ CD file that would get me into Windows DOS so that I could do a restore, or anything?

Thank you very much

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:41 PM 27 Apr 11

DO you have a XP CD? if not then beg borrow or steal one to do a repair install.

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  1. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

  1. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

  2. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

  3. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

  swapper 22:37 PM 12 May 11

FruitBat/\0/\ Thanks for an excellent link, now sorted.

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