Remove virus that shuts down the machine when any scan is performed
Posted on 2006-06-15
I have a XP home Laptop with updates and it has become unstable because it will shut down randomly, but always when I perform a scan with Norton, Stringer, or Spybot.
I tried going back to a restore point before the virus symptoms were evident and that effectively made it so the machine would stay on longer than 30 seconds or at least boot without powering off during boot.
What steps would I follow to remove this backdoor/sasser like virus? Without reformatting ;)