Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:12 PM
I think I have a virus. It started happening about a month ago. The first thing that I noticed in Network Connections, my card was missing half of the information. It didn't say underneath it that it was Enabled or Disabled.. and it did not have the type of card that it is written underneath it. It only listed the name of the connection. When I Right-clicked it to go to the Properties, I clicked Properties, the Properties box does not come up, at all.
I even tried to go to Event Viewer to find out what was going on, and when I right-click the events to go to Properties, again, the same thing occurs. The properties box does not come up, and I can't get to the properties to see what's going on.
Now, things are really starting to go crazy. My task bar disappeared. The icons on my desktop disappeared. My Anti-Virus software says that components are missing, or have been uninstalled, and it says to please re-install the software. So, I re-installed my Anti-Virus software, but Now, I cannot retrieve any of the Updates, and, it won't let me uninstall the anti-virus software. So I just about had enough of this, and I wiped the whole hard drive out. I ran killdisk, the free version, twice. I reinstalled windows,... got all of the updates for windows AND my anti-virus software. I scanned my computer with my anti-virus software. It said that I had NO viruses, and that everything was O.K.
The next day, the same problem I was having before started happening again, just in a little different order this time. First, the task bar disappeared, then I couldn't get my updates. It said that my anti-virus software was corrupt, With something new this time. It said, I had no administrator rights ON the administrator account. I once again uninstalled my anti-virus software. This way, not to have any conflicts with attempting to use Free versions of anti-virus software off the internet. The new anti-virus software could also not find any viruses on my computer. I even tried scanning my computer through certain websites to find the virus. Every program I ran to try and find this virus quit half-way though the scan. The virus killed the Internet scans half way through it.....
I have tried everything in my power to try and detect this virus, but nothing has seemed to work. I got fed up because nothing could find the virus, so I wiped out the hard drive, Again, and did a clean install. BUT... before I wiped the hard drive this time, I took the battery out of the Motherboard. I took the memory out, too. I unplugged the Power supply, unplugged EVERYTHING... No power, what so ever now. I left it all unplugged for a Half hour. After that, I put everything back together, Cleared the CMOS, ... reinstalled windows, got all of my updates.... reinstalled my anti-virus... got all of their updates... and the next day... Here we go!.. Low and behold.... I had the virus again.
I've read one million posts from other people that have had similar problems, but none of their fixes seem to work for me. But, most of the posts on this site had some of the same problems...but their fixes did not work, either. So.... could someone Please help me? I am at my wits end.. this is my 3rd hard drive.... and second anti-virus program. Nothing seems to be finding this thing.
Now, by clearing the memory and wiping the hard drive out, even after fixing the boot sectors, something tells me that this virus is hiding somewhere on my hard drive. Am I on the right track here?
Please help me. I can't afford another hard drive. I want to try and fix my current ones.