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Cliff asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

Virus or actual corruption in Windows XP!?!?

I've had this problem in XP only! At the login screen, once the user puts in the password, a window opens that says the profile is corrupt and will be logged in using a default profile. Once you click OK another window apprears that says there are insufficient resources, then another window that says windows is not activated. You can boot in safe mode with no problems. This has happened to about 6 XP machines. All scans show nothing. Any ideas!?

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  • at m
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You need to take it and let a pro clean it for you. They just put in a cleaning disc and then take out the infections that have caused the problem. If this has happened to other xp's as well, you need to stay away from that porn site that is infected. VD on your PC is as bad as you know. They both seem to come from the same source.

    You should also get them to install a stronger anti virus to help protect your pc. Windows will not keep out the hard core stuff. And do not run two anti virus at the same time. this will shut down xp.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can run antivirus and antispyware programs, but the sad fact is if you have found one virus on your computer, you probably have several. Cleaning the computer now requires you to follow these steps, because modern viruses and spyware entrench themselves in files that your computer needs in order to run:

    1. Virus-check your data files (not application files-- you have installer CDs for those).

    2. Back up the data files, getting them off your hard drive.

    3. Get your original operating system CDs that came with your computer.

    4. Boot your computer from the operating system CD.

    5. Select the option that erases your hard drive and then reinstall your system software.

    6. Turn on your software firewall that came with your operating system.

    7. Reconnect to the internet, and download *all* Windows updates, no matter how long it takes.

    8. Reinstall your application software, and update the applications as much as you can.

    9. Reinstall your data files.

    10. Create a limited user account on your system that does *not* have administrator access, and web surf only from this account.

    Yes, this is a pain in the butt. No, there is no other way. No, antivirus and antispyware programs cannot fix this problem on its own.

    So, what do you do in the future?

    1. Never click on links you find in an e-mail.

    2. Never open an e-mail attachment, ever.

    3. Only download files from a reputable website that you know is on the up-and-up.

    4. Never use bit-torrent and other file-sharing programs.

    5. Never use an unsolicited drive-checking site.

    6. Turn off all java and java scripting by default, and only enable java and java scripting for sites that you know you can trust.

    7. Never read an unsolicited e-mail, and delete spam immediately. It is possible to be hacked by reading an e-mail alone.

    Please adhere to the 'dont's' I provided above, because you will have to repeat the cleaning steps that I listed first *every time you get infected.* Anti-spyware and anti-virus programs are good to have, but they are a second line of defense. The best way to protect your system is you, and changing your behavior.

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    Good luck!

    Julia

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I think that is a Virus. I mean if you can log in from safe mode with no problems, then it should be a virus. If there was no virus, safe mode would've had some problems as well! Try doing a system restore. If that won't help, try these 2:

    Avira AntiVir Personal:

    http://free.avira.com/

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free Version:

    http://www.malwarebytes.com/

  • 1 decade ago

    Follow this instructions to Remove Virus in you Computer.

    Restart You Computer Safe Mode with Networking

    1. Log out and reboot your machine.

    2. When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly.

    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu.

    4. Login. If the malware has changed your password, try logging in as

    Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password.

    5. The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    good it's viable that some thing occurred to the ram. with you dealing with them such a lot, you could have harm one or either one of them. static electrical energy may be very dangerous to ram or another ingredients to your laptop. your great wager is to both check out a fully distinct piece of ram and notice if it stops restarting. if it nonetheless restarts, then i could take it to a laptop save. well good fortune!

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