My Registry Feels So Dirty - Do I need to further de-virus my computer?
July 30, 2007 7:30 AM Subscribe
Apparently, my Dell laptop was hit with a virus this weekend. I fixed the problem by using the Windows XP reinstallation disc to repair it. Do I need to do anything else?
posted by CRS to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
My laptop froze up this weekend and when I restarted it, I could not get past the splash screen. Every time I tried to log in, I was immediately logged out. The problem is exactly described in this article
at Microsoft Support, which indicates a virus rotorooted my registry.
Anyway, I did not have access to this support article until after I repaired my machine by using the XP reinstallation disc. After setting loose the repair function, everything works. However, I am concerned that I will still have something malicious lurking about my computer.
Is there anything else I need to do to make sure my computer is clean? I run AVG and Spyware Terminator for virus/spyware protection.