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Windows XP won't update

Post by tenaj on 13th October 2008, 11:03 pm

I had a tdss virus last week and the wonderful guys here tried to help me get rid of it but after several attempts, downloaded several programs my computer crashed. I use Windows XP. I used my recovery CD to get Windows to start again. It told me to repair it but I didn't use the original Windows CD but a recovery CD from Compaq Pres. 2005 Media Home Edition. Well anyway Windows won't update - it tells me what to update but it just gives it back not updated and I couldn't upload my latest security software. Windows is running but it won't update to the lastest.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Windows XP won't update

Post by Belahzur on 13th October 2008, 11:29 pm

tdssserv is a horrible form of malware as you saw, after what happened with OTMoveIt, I'd go for full format. tdssserv is a backdoor rootkit, stealing information. Even if you did kill tdssserv, your system would still be compromised, so a full format is probably the best option.


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Post by Yuki on 13th October 2008, 11:58 pm

If you wish to keep your info though, I'dd recomend using fabs autobackup. It works wonders. just back everything up to an external, and redo windows.

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Re: Windows XP won't update

Post by Digitalocksmith on 15th October 2008, 5:32 am

You should be keeping all of your important data on a seperate drive/partition from your windows install anyway.

Most users dont understand this simple concept!

With correct hardrive management, one should never be afraid of the word 'Format'.



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