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« on: August 10, 2005, 05:10:23 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:  Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Problem Application Name & Version:  IE Browser
Problem Hardware Make & Model:  Gateway 510XL Media Center PC
Error Messages:  See below:

My browser was hijacked last night and started consistently resetting itself to About:Blank.  I tried the amateur solution and ran Adaware, which did not solve the problem.  I rebooted a few times b/c my browser would continuously freeze and CTRL/ALT/DELETE was seemingly not working.  Then upon my last reboot, Windows had trouble starting and it now gives me some options:

1. Start in safe mode.
2. Start in safe mode with networking.
3. Start in safe mode with command prompt.
4. Start in last known good state.
5. Start Windows normally.

No matter what I choose, I'm always booted back to that same screen.  The only way to prevent this circular loop is to unplug the machine.  This entire scenario transpired in about 10 minutes.  This seems particularly vicious.  Not sure if the windows problem is a direct result of the virus or something I did via the Adware run.   This seems like a bad situation, since I can
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2005, 06:43:28 PM »

This is a long shot.

Do you remember the name of the files found by Ad-aware? Was one of the files named xpjava.exe?
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2005, 08:20:38 PM »

Don't remember.  I'd have to check the log, but I can't get windows to run.  How do I get past the Windows issue?  Do I need to reload windows?
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005, 12:59:07 AM »

Have you configured Ad-aware to create logs? If so, you can still retrieve such logs by using the recovery console.


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