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My computer has myzor virus, pls help.

By miguelzorro
Jan 11, 2007
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  1. My Computer was infected this afternoon with a myzor virus. In searching for information on it, I found this forum. Im hoping I can get some help with its removal from my system. Thank you, Mike
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of miguelzorro only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. miguelzorro

    miguelzorro Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help Howard

    Hi Howard- Ive followed the instructions up to downloading the Hijackthis software and running it. When I unzipped this folder and saved it to my c: drive, the only file was a Hijackthis applications file, this I renamed and ran. Attached is the log. I have yet to take the additional steps suggested in the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions page link. Let me know how I should continue, TY, Mike

    P.S. The log was too long for 1 message, I will have to post half in a second message
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Please post your log files as attachments. See HERE for instructions on how to do this.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of miguelzorro only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  5. miguelzorro

    miguelzorro Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi Howard- I would like to reformat/reinstall my computer. I have used it for on-line banking. How is this done?
    Mike
  6. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk Newcomer, in training Posts: 248

    Mike,

    Follow Howards Instructions!
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    You need to do the following.

    1 Restart your computer and go to setup usually by pressing the F2 or delete key.

    2 Once you get into setup look for the boot menu and make sure you set it to boot from cd first followed by your hard drive.

    3 Put the Windows xp disk into your cd.

    4 Now save your settings and exit setup.

    5 While your computer is booting you will see a message that says "press any key to boot from cd" press any key.

    6 When the welcome to setup screen appears press enter and then press F8 to accept the Microsoft licence agreement.

    7 You will be prompted to repair an insallation press the escape key.

    8 Now select the partition that you want to reformat and press the D key to delete it you will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the partition.

    9 Now press C to create a brand new partition you will be asked what size you want the partition to be in mega bytes. If you just press enter then the partition will be the maximum size that you can have. This is perfectly ok if you don`t want to create multiple partitions.

    10 You will now be asked to format the partition select the ntfs file sytem and do a full format.

    11 Once the format is complete setup will continue.

    Your computer will restart during the remaining setup again you will be asked to press any key to boot from cd DO NOT PRESS ANYTHING. and setup will continue. Once the setup is complete and you are back in Windows remove the Windows cd from your cd drive.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of miguelzorro only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  8. miguelzorro

    miguelzorro Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi Howard- I have Office XP Pro on my computer. In the set up window, the boot sequence menu lists the disk drive as the 1st, the hard drive as second and my cd drive as third. I only have the option to turn them on and off. If I turn all off but teh cd drive it will not boot. If I leave the hard drive on, it boots normaly, even though the cd is inserted. What can I do?
    Mike
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    You need to consult your mobo manual. There has to be a way to alter your boot priority to boot from cd-rom/hdd etc.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of miguelzorro only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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