WinXP Logs Off As Soon As I Log In most probably affected from a W32.Virut.W virus

By lebatek
Dec 16, 2007
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  1. i need a hand here - my WinXP Logs Off As Soon As I Log In, it all happened after i copied some stuff to my compt from a usb stick which was affected with a virus called W32.Virut.W -of course i didn't known that usb stick was affected with a virus otherwise i wouldn't stick that usb stick to my compt,) - (i later found out from symantect info that this very virus is infects .exe and .scr files on the compromised computer. It also opens a back door and may download potentially malicious files on to the compromised computer.
    NOW I CANNOT LOG INTO MY XP OS AT ALL, I'VE TRIED ALL WAY LIKE SAFE MODE AND ALL THAT.
    can i get a hand here, please?
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, lebatek, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, if you can't get into safe mode then try a Windows repair installation. Instructions here: How to repair Windows XP/2000 if you are unable to boot into Windows

    Otherwise, your best option is to put the hard drive into another PC as a slave and copy important data off of it, then reformat the drive and reinstall Windows (in the original PC) How to reformat your hard drive and install/reinstall Windows

    When you've got the pc sorted, clean that USB drive!
  3. lebatek

    lebatek Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanx ta all, i'll do my best
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