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Old 09-09-2005, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the W32.Linkbot.M virus and I can't delete it. I have norton antivirus, and I fully followed the instructions on the symantec website on how to delete this virus, but it just doesn't work. I tried reformating, but it's still there.
It makes my pc freeze all the time, I already typed up full descriptions of problems with this virus, and what I did to delete it, but my pc froze again and it all was lost.
I'm pretty shore there is no use trying to delete it using antivirus or anything like that.
Does anybody know how to reformat my pc so that there is no way for it the virus to survive?

Any suggestions are welcome!



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Old 09-09-2005, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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have you tried just booting from the Win XP disk?

should say "press any key to boot from CD"

then press any key

then when you reformat it should give you an option to delete any partitions and any data currently on the drive, and I assume that would delete the virus too.

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norton sucks, try free versions of AVG or avasti. I think u just reinstalled not reformated, if you delete all partitions and do a long format not (short) one i don't see how the virus could survive.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I did everything you said but the virus survives.
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Don't format for a damn virus! Sheesh that was fast.. "i have a virus"
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Originally posted by denysy1
I did everything you said but the virus survives.
What all did you do? If you deleted the partition, that virus will not be there

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