If you've done all that, and the virus is still there, you more than likely
have what is called a 'rootkit'. These nasty buggers can hide themselves
in parts of the hard drive that don't get overwritten when you re-format,
and they just come right back and make themselves home again when you
reinstall. You can probably tell which variant you have based on the
website it is trying to get you to load.
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM, CosmicMag1380 <cosmicmag1380 at
> One of my machines has a (most probably) virus of some sort... When I
> open the browser, it keeps going to some other web address that is not
> functional. I then get an error message and it keeps doing that over
> and over. I have had it do it up to 55 times in a row!
> The computer runs Windows XP. I have reformatted the hard drive and
> reloaded the OS. Still does it. I have removed the battery and
> disconected the electric so the BIOS could go back to the default
> settings. Still does it. I removed the Internet Explorer and replaced
> it with Mozilla's Firefox. Still does it.
> I know that there are some great computer folks on this list so please
> send me your thoughts and/or solutions.
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> 1983 Garage full of spridget parts!
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