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    Hey everyone

    The other week my laptop picked up a virus which has stopped me browsing the internet (I can still connect to it, and other programmes using the internet are still able to function) but firefox and IE wont work. If I disable the firewall it works again, but when I go to manage the firewall permissions, it says firefox and IE both have full access, there is only 1 program that is blocked and it was since I downloaded it that the internet stopped working, so I'm guessing that is the root of the problem.

    I've located exactly which file is causing the but it is in the system 32 folder and wont let me delete it as it keeps saying I don't have permission even though I am the admin. I changed the system 32 folder from read only but still no luck, anybody got any ideas how I can delete this file please?

    If it's easier, I would like to just wipe the whole laptop, but I don't have a recovery disk/windows cd's n'or do I have time to buy one (Im going abroad on the 27th) so any advice on how to wipe it without the discs would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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    What made you think the file was in the system32 folder?
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    (Original post by HilariousNinja)
    What made you think the file was in the system32 folder?
    Because when I disable my firewall it works again, so it's obviously something that my firewall is blocking that is causing it, and the only thing that my firewall is blocking is a file that was recently downloaded and is now sitting in the system 32 file, I'm pretty sure if I told my firewall to unblock it, it would work again, but if it's a virus I dont really want to do that would rather just delete it or wipe it as I need to sell the laptop
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    If you're running windows xp, you can install the recover console, boot to that and then you can delete it. Be careful though, as I nearly bricked my computer doing that, it's your shout!
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    If you can, try going in to system recovery mode. Hopefully, some sort of application will have created a recovery point somewhere
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    Dont delete system32 files!
    they'll kill windows!
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      Go to Safe Mode and then delete it.
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      (Original post by cybergrad)
      Go to Safe Mode and then delete it.
      Worked perfectly mate thanks a lot!

      Ive been on for hours editing permissions and stuff, wish I'd known it was that simple to begin with lol
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      May as well delete the whole folder whilst you're at it!
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      Why didn't you just do an antivirus scan with malwarebytes or something if you think you have a virus...? If you haven't done that still and do have a virus, deleting one file isn't going to make it go away, even if you can access the internet again
     
     
     
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