- 09-11-2006 04:45 PM #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
Laptop won't boot - problem with spyware/spyquake2
My computer is a Dell Latitude c510/c610 laptop running Windows XP Service pack 2.
I was trying to download some software from the internet and accidentally downloaded SpyQuake2 which is some kind of spyware/malware application. Diligently, I deleted SpyQuake2 using the Add/Remove Programs menu on Windows, and then i deleted another program (the same way) entitled "Safety Bar" or something like that, which I assumed was the toolbar linked to SpyQuake2.
After deleting these two programs, i figured I would reboot the computer. However it now doesn't get past the "Windows is starting" screen. I tried to boot it in Safe Mode and it still couldn't get past the same screen. I am desperate for your help; Dell won't help me because I'm not the computer's original owner.
- 09-12-2006 03:35 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2001
- Wallaroo South Australia
Boot up and do what you would do to get into Safe Mode but this time choose "Start With Last Know Good Configuration"
if you succeed in booting up go to: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic47826.html
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