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December 16, 2004 11:05:02 PM

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I have downloaded freeware and shareware utilities to tweak windows xp sp1a
home but after that I am having trouble to shutdown my pc and when msconfig
or taskmanager or cmd is launched it just pops up and dissapears, so now i
cannot go to recovery console for repairing. Your help will be much
appreciated.
Anonymous
December 17, 2004 7:13:07 AM

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Hi

Run a virus scan on your system. Which program did you download and use?

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"Radha" <Radha@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:46D2D98D-87B3-4E8C-B0BF-107A66A40401@microsoft.com...
>I have downloaded freeware and shareware utilities to tweak windows xp sp1a
> home but after that I am having trouble to shutdown my pc and when
> msconfig
> or taskmanager or cmd is launched it just pops up and dissapears, so now i
> cannot go to recovery console for repairing. Your help will be much
> appreciated.
Anonymous
December 17, 2004 9:16:09 PM

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Radha wrote:
> I have downloaded freeware and shareware utilities to tweak windows xp sp1a
> home but after that I am having trouble to shutdown my pc and when msconfig
> or taskmanager or cmd is launched it just pops up and dissapears, so now i
> cannot go to recovery console for repairing. Your help will be much
> appreciated.


The type of behavior you describe is typical behavior of more than
one virus/worm, the three below being the most common:

W32.Klez
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

W32.Yaha
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

W32.Spybot.Worm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

Because many of the newer viruses and worms, such as the
Spybot mentioned above, can disable antivirus applications whose
definitions aren't kept up-to-date, try using one or more of the free
on-line scanners to double-check your system.

Trend Micro - Free online virus Scan
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

McAfee Security - FreeScan
http://www.mcafee.com/myapps/mfs/default.asp

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp

Panda ActiveScan - Free online scanner
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_...

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