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    Star Lounger
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    Starting up Computer

    My son was playing a game from a cd on our computer and he took the disk out and shut off the computer. I don't know what was open when he shut it down, but now it won't restart. I keeps trying to reboot, but fails and tries again, over and over. I got it to start in safe mode, but I can't do anything with it. I tried to run 'msconfig', but it said something like the file or path was not found or unknown. Also, whenever we go on the internet, we keep getting knock off with an error referencing 'ybrowser.exe'. Please help!!! Is my computer dead or is there hope? Thanks.

    -Troy

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    Re: Starting up Computer

    It sounds like a W32.blaster Worm infection. There are manual removal instructions at the bottom of the linked page, or you can download a removal tool here. HTH
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    Re: Starting up Computer

    Immediately update your antivirus virus definitions and perform full system scan.

    "Browser.exe" refers as W32.Elipter, W32.Tibick, W32.Yaha or similar virus.

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    Re: Starting up Computer

    I believe that was Ybrowser.exe. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Starting up Computer

    It seems likely that you have been infected with one or more nasties. If you have a friend with a working Internet connection and a CD Writer then you could try making up a CD full of scanning and recovery tools that might help to identify what is causing these symptoms.

    Some of the tools that you might want to consider are: Adaware, AVG Virus Scanner, Microsoft AntiSpyware, and WebRoot SpySweeper. I'm sure that others will want to make suggestions too.

    Then boot your PC into safe mode and run each of these tools, hopefully that will identify what is causing your problems.

    We could move this thread to the Spyware - AntiVirus - Safe Computing forum, but I will leave it here for now, until we are sure that this is an infestation and not just a Windows problem.

    StuartR

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