Posted 09 May 2008 - 03:04 PM
Recently I had a virus on one of my computers, which I've googled about and I'm assuming its the "smitfraud" virus.
Basically upon logging into any account, including the admin account, I get a big yellow and blue screen warning of spyware. Task manager is disabled, as are any windows functions. You see nothing but that stupid screen.
So I could get in with safe mode, and i did, and took the opportunity to try running Hijackthis to see if it'd fix it. Unfortunately, after running it and rebooting, I found out that I couldn't log into any account under safe mode or normally at all. Immediately upon clicking a user, it says logging in, then flashs the screen for a second and goes straight back to a logout screen, saying saving settings, etc...
I've tried pretty much every command in recovery console, and i've done every method I could find on google, all to no avail.
To my knowledge this computer has XP Home, and I have an OEM XP MCE2k5 CD (which i guess is identical to XP Pro) and the repair-install function unfortunately isn't availible. I also tried burning a copy of XP Pro SP2 to a CD and still no repair install function. The R just doesn't show up at the setup screen. Again, I've googled every solution to try and force a repair install, or copy boot files, but nothing seems to work.
Its sad that I have the .exe for a smitfraud fix, a bit late obviously, but I have no way to apply it. I just need to get logged into safe mode or something again, but now that hijackthis has run its course I seem doomed...
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal