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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    What CD should I use to remove 'Root' viruses?

    I've re-loaded XP home deleting c: partition and it looked like the new install went well but Avast keeps getting root viruses after new install.

    Help!

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    I wonder if you might have a Bios virus. Try this method shown at eHow. If the virus makes it's way to your Bios, even cleaning rootkits out may not work because you get reinfected when you reboot.
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    You could try the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper beta, making sure you choose the correct bittedness, 32 or 64, of your operating system...
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    Another good alternative is TDSSKiller: http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208280684

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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    Thanks all for the helpful suggestions but they didn't get all of the boot sector bugs out.

    I deleted partition and re-installed the XP os........... seem to be ok at this time.

    Again Thanks!!

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    Glad you got it fixed Jag. Thanks for posting back.
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    You insatll a standard antivirus soft ware such as Norton, AVG , Avast ( free antivirus software and Ad-aware, Ewido ( free spyware removers). You can download free softwares at http://fixit.in/antivirus.html

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    krheatman, Welcome to the Lounge.

    I would be very reluctant to download anything from an unknown page. These free AV products can be downloaded directly from the developers. I would think that would be a far safer bet to obtain these fine apps. The page you link to is very generic.

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    Ted Myers thanks for your comment I was trying to help but I agree with you!

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    Help is always appreciated. Keep posting because people are always looking for help. Just be aware that we, like every one else, are always under attack from spammers and other undesireables. We have to be constantly vigilant against them. Again, welcome to the Lounge and keep answering questions when you have a possible solution. Be advised that if the solution doesn't work, perhaps someone else can build upon that to offer another solution that may work.
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