I have found the internet explorer titling "Hacked by 8bits" worm infected on 3 of my computers, likely because of flash drive infection.
This post will be focused on the pc in the most dire situation
I was moving a .dll plugin into an audio editing program on my xp pro pc, and that was immediately followed by a system crash, with the message:
STOP: C0000221 unknown hard error
and When attempting to reboot, the screen shows "NTLDR is missing. Press any key to restart"
I am wondering if this crash was my mistake of messing with program files
, or if it was because of the kernel32.dll.vbs infections
, because I found on the symantec site
that this infection attempts to delete these files:
and recursively delete all files, folders and subfolders on all available drives excluding the following:
* %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings
(quoted from this site)http://www.symantec.com/security_response/...-99&tabid=3
I basically only have windows recovery console capability on this computer. Is there any hope left for her?
I hope it is okay that I am removing the worm on the other computers with the advice given by quietman7 on topic 121323http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/121323/hacked-by-8bit-on-internet-explorer-title-bar/
(I am the one who accidently passed this virus onto my RL friend dudeman6788)
Thanks so much!