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What is the best way to remove a parity_boot.b Virus from a Windows XP PC

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What is the best way to remove a parity_boot.b Virus from a Windows XP PC
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by:nobus
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normally all AV programs remove it; but you have to scan all disks, floppies and even cd's
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by:houssam_ballout
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Download Spybot-Search and Destroy and scan. Then download any free antivirus program (AVG or Avast!) and do a full computer scan.
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by:ryan80
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AVG, TrendMicro, or Malwarebytes all have free antivirus removal tools that will take care of this virus. I use malwarebytes a lot and like it.
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by:Dale_Summit
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Have tried multiple AV's but none seem to work, will try malwarebytes!! Thanks
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>>  Have tried multiple AV's but none seem to work   <<    are you sure it's that virus then?
try also hijackthis : http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html                                   download
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by:ryan80
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you can use something like Roguefix and then Combofix. You will have to do a search for roguefix.bat, it is just a text file that is a batch file. Usefull if a virus is preventing antivirus from running.

after running that you can then use Combofix from bleepingcomputer to finish anything off.
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