XP vs Trojans



Billybob
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
I currently use Windows ME but plan to upgrade to XP. However, my computer
has been hit by Trojans.

If I ignore the Trojans and go ahead with the upgrade what will happen? Will
they stay and cause havoc or be kicked out in the upgrade process?

Cheers

brianb
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
If you format your hard drive and perform a full upgrade, the trojans will be
gone (but so will all of your data unless you back it up). If you just do an
upgrade over-top of ME then the Trojans will still be on your hard disk and
possibly still wreak havoc on your OS.

"Billybob" wrote:

> I currently use Windows ME but plan to upgrade to XP. However, my computer
> has been hit by Trojans.
>
> If I ignore the Trojans and go ahead with the upgrade what will happen? Will
> they stay and cause havoc or be kicked out in the upgrade process?
>
> Cheers

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
From: "Billybob" <Billybob@discussions.microsoft.com>

| I currently use Windows ME but plan to upgrade to XP. However, my computer
| has been hit by Trojans.
|
| If I ignore the Trojans and go ahead with the upgrade what will happen? Will
| they stay and cause havoc or be kicked out in the upgrade process?
|
| Cheers

If you are infected and try an upgrade it will fail and screw up the system - badly !
It would be *best* to backup the WinME system, install WinXP and restore data from the
backup.
And I mean only the data or you risk infecting the WinXP PC.

If you are unsure, clean the WinME system, then create the backup. Then wipe the hard disk
and then install WinXP.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

tfw48079
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
"Billybob" wrote:

> I currently use Windows ME but plan to upgrade to XP. However, my computer
> has been hit by Trojans.
>
> If I ignore the Trojans and go ahead with the upgrade what will happen? Will
> they stay and cause havoc or be kicked out in the upgrade process?
>
> Cheers

I don't think that you will be able to do the upgrade to XP because of the
trojans.
However, you can still load XP onto your PC by formating your hd and then
install XP. Make sure to backup your documents, etc. that you want to keep
before you begin.

Click the link from Michael Stevens website:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Billybob wrote:

> I currently use Windows ME but plan to upgrade to XP. However, my computer
> has been hit by Trojans.
>
> If I ignore the Trojans and go ahead with the upgrade what will happen? Will
> they stay and cause havoc or be kicked out in the upgrade process?
>
> Cheers

It will only make things worse.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
BillyBob

If you attempt to 'upgrade', it will all end in tears.. if you 'clean'
install, you will have to back up data, and you might find yourself backing
up problems along with it..

Clean your system up first..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
news:OS0bACxWFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Billybob wrote:
>
>> I currently use Windows ME but plan to upgrade to XP. However, my
>> computer has been hit by Trojans.
>>
>> If I ignore the Trojans and go ahead with the upgrade what will happen?
>> Will they stay and cause havoc or be kicked out in the upgrade process?
>>
>> Cheers
>
> It will only make things worse.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
From: "HipPiE" <no_way@whoknows.TV>


|
| LOL! You might have just turned my "bad day" around. THX!
|

Kurt just changed it around form the software kind to the soft-2-wear kind. ;-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Billybob
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Thanks everyone.

So basically I can do it if I 'clean up/ format' my system first.

How exactly do I go about this?

There are no files that I particularly want to keep and I am prepared to
wipe the slate clean in order to get rid of the Trojans so I can upgrade to
XP from scratch. Can I do this and how?

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Billybob wrote:

> Thanks everyone.
>
> So basically I can do it if I 'clean up/ format' my system first.
>
> How exactly do I go about this?
>
> There are no files that I particularly want to keep and I am prepared to
> wipe the slate clean in order to get rid of the Trojans so I can upgrade to
> XP from scratch. Can I do this and how?

A clean install. See this link:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Winux P
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Got a wooden horse? I wouldn't count on XP winning.

-Winux P

"Billybob" <Billybob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:44CE69DB-AB92-4DCA-9B92-1B6B27BBACD8@microsoft.com...
|I currently use Windows ME but plan to upgrade to XP. However, my computer
| has been hit by Trojans.
|
| If I ignore the Trojans and go ahead with the upgrade what will happen?
Will
| they stay and cause havoc or be kicked out in the upgrade process?
|
| Cheers

Mikey
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Billybob wrote:

> Thanks everyone.
>
> So basically I can do it if I 'clean up/ format' my system first.
>
> How exactly do I go about this?
>
> There are no files that I particularly want to keep and I am prepared to
> wipe the slate clean in order to get rid of the Trojans so I can upgrade to
> XP from scratch. Can I do this and how?

Also, after doing a clean install you'll have to reinstall any programs (such
as Word) that are on the computer now, so make sure you have the CDs and
product keys for the programs.


XP vs Trojans