edit start up programs without starting windows
Posted on 2013-01-28
I am trying to remove a virus from a computer which runs as soon as windows starts, I need to be able to disable the virus so I can deal with it but the whole screen has been taken over by a fake security program called PCeU which is asking for £100 to "unlock" the computer. I am unable to use task manager or the run command even in safe mode, I have tried last known good configuration and also tried using a windows disc to use system restore but apparently there are no restore points. I would like to be able to take this program out of the start up list as if I was using msconfig to access system configuration. Is this possible by accessing the hard drive using another computer and editing a file? The system is Windows 7 Home Premium.