Virus in Windows Vista on bootup

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cav23j, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. cav23j macrumors regular

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    how do i get into safe mode? if not would it just be smarter to delete the partition with windows?

    this is the issue

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/169404

    that exactly comes up on bootup
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Hit fn-F8 as soon as the Windows splash screen comes up.

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  3. cav23j thread starter macrumors regular

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    ended up not being able to boot in any type of safe mode

    ended up deleting the partition
    didn't really lose anything file wise
    should that completely eliminate the virus?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Most likely, yes. How do you know you had a virus?

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  5. cav23j thread starter macrumors regular

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    it was either a virus, something to do with that sophos av for mac or possibly something to do with realplayer for mac
     

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