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How to get to the web on a virus infected PC

I stumbled onto this neat little trick. There are cases where you come across a machine that is so infested with malware that you can’t download any tools to fix it.

This trick uses the windows help tool to give you a bare bones browser. This can be enough to download drivers or anti malware tools.

The basic idea is

 

  • Get to the run command  and type hh h
  • Click on the question mark in the top left.
  • Jump to URL – You can type a specific URL or a search engine like Google
  • Say “Yes” if you get script errors.
  • Download what you need
  • Kill the Steenking malware.
For more details, see the Spiceworks article

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