Windows XP Recovery Malware Tags: Security Data Recovery Malware Windows XP Last response: June 2, 2011 10:24 PM in Windows XP Share kev h June 2, 2011 2:06:17 PM Hi My father just called me to tell me he has message coming up saying "windows XP recovery " and asking to pay for software to remove. I assume this is malware but is this straight forward to remove or should he get a guy in?? Also is there a common way this could of happened? Cheers Kev More about : windows recovery malware AntiZig June 2, 2011 3:46:32 PM plenty of common ways to happen, majority of it comes from careless browsing on the internet and such. Removing it you can try malware bytes, ad-aware or spybot - search and destroy. if that doesn't help, I guess your father can "get a guy in" kev h June 2, 2011 4:10:12 PM Thanks for reply I have set up users for both mother and father but only mothers get s the malware message , does this seem correct and do i need to do scans in Safe Mode or not? Thanks for help Cheers Kev Related resources Ultimate Malware Removal Guide XP Edition - Forum Computer won't boot; factors: msconfig, system restore, malware doctor - Forum Does clean install of XP kill all malware ? - Forum Is the Dell Windows Xp Reinstallation disc also for recovery ? - Forum Welcome to Your Worst Malware Nightmare - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AntiZig June 2, 2011 5:22:04 PM all seems fine, do the scans in safe mode if the software allows it to be done so. kev h June 2, 2011 10:24:05 PM Will do Thanks for help Cheers Kev Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMalware infection ForumWindows XP won't boot. System Check Malware starts ForumHow to remove malware from windows xp ForumXP Malware Virus Attack - Cannot Boot into Windows ForumC:\Minint but no C:\ windows in Recovery Console ForumHard Drive Recovery (Partition size shown, but not there) ForumWindows xp / Malware in Registry ForumGetting past administrative password ForumIE9 can not match windows xp? ForumFrom Ubuntu Linux to Windows XP ForumAcer aspire 5336 windows xp drivers ForumWindows XP icons turned into link icons ForumCan blu-ray plays on Windows XP? ForumCannot connect to windows wireless network ForumAcer laptop cannot use windows xp More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !