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I've Been Hijacked

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#1 IndyFrisco


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:05 PM

First post. DriveCleaner got me. Need help.

Let's start with how stupid I am. I have been running my computers for 7 years without antivirus. Hate all the Symantec popups all the time. Never had a problem until now.

DriveCleaner somehow got onto my computer.

Anyhow, now I'm stuck. IE won't even open any longer. Anytime I try to run something, my computer just locks up. I tried to install Symantec, but everytime I do, it says it cannot install because it cannot start the services. The task manager is locked. It seems my admin access has been removed.

When I try to boot into safe mode, just a black screen appears. No icons. No taskbar. I can't do anything in there. It just has the black screen with safe mode in all 4 corners and the hourglass on the pointer.

Since I cannot do anything with the computer, I have downloaded a lot of anti spyware and huijack this. I will need to know what I need to do to get this taken care of.

Thanks for the help. Let me knwo what info you need to help me out and the steps I need to take.


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:30 PM

Hi, IndyFrisco :thumbsup: to bleeping computer. Please take some time to read the New User Orientation.

There is also some great information in the Tutorials.

Please post your questions in the Am I Infected, What Do I Do forum.
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 04:05 PM

:flowers: to B.C.! :thumbsup:

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#4 tg1911


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:34 PM

Hello, IndyFrisco.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
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