How do I clear virus in 'System Volume Information' file of XP

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Mark, May 15, 2005.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    My computer is infected with 'Global Patrol'. It is only picked up with a
    spybot search each time I start the computer and removed. It is located in
    the computers xp VOLUME INFORMATION FILE, from where NOTHING can remove it
    (so Far!) and launches into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\GlobalPartol. From
    this location it is removed by Spybot but never from its generation point. I
    have tried about 10 removal programs without success. If I forget to remove
    it each time it tries uploads other viruses etc which get blocked by

    What do I do other than reformat and reload? - With massive loss of data!
    (As I cannnot burn to disc)
    Please note I can only download 200MB/month!!! Which is gone in a few days -
    Then on VERY slow - small pages only can be opened! Eventually!
    Mark, May 15, 2005
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  2. (This, of course, will erase any previous restore point you have.)

    - Turn off System Restore.
    - Reboot.
    - Turn on System Restore.
    - Make a Manual Restoration Point.
    Shenan Stanley, May 15, 2005
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  3. Mark,

    The system is *NOT* being reinfested from SVI. It's just not possible.
    Obviously the system is being reinfested, but there are many places from
    where that may be occurring. Flushing the Restore points will *not*
    remove Global Patrol as it's loading from somewhere else.
    Strongly advise you to visit a reputable antispyware forum for assistance :

    Please read the guideline of the forum your choice prior to posting
    there or your post may be ignored or assistance delayed.

    MowGreen [MVP 2004-2005]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], May 15, 2005
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