I am running XP Pro SP3
Received an email with an 'e-card' attached, which I'd normally bin immediately, but as it WAS my birthday I opened it
Immediately had a load of pop-ups about Anti Virus 2008, and Spybot S&D kept popping up requesting registry changes - all of which I denied.
Ran AVG Free (overnight as it takes about 2.5 hrs) and it came up with 5 or 6 trojan worms (afraid I can't recall the exact phrase), which it said it had deleted or quarantined, and a restart was needed.
Restarted and now, after entering my Windows password, all I get is blue screen with a central 'window' titled "Windows Warning Message" and with the following text:
Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer.
Warning! Win32/Adware.Virtumonde Detected on your computer Danger!
Warning! Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64 Detected on your computer Danger!
Please activate your antivirus software to Clean your computer.
The window looks 'fake' and hovering or right clicking over it has no effect.
There is no Start bar or any other information or icons on the screen (plain blue)
CTRL-Alt-Del does bring up Task Manager, but I can't spot anything untoward (have tried googling the process names and none come up as a problem).
I have Malbytes Malware remover on a USB stck so I thougt I'd try to load that in Safe mode.
I started the PC in Safe Mode, entered Windows password and after a short delay got the same login screen and entered it again.
Result is a black screen with "Safe mode" in each corner and the Windows XP release info at the very top centre, but nothing else, just plain black space.
I have no idea what to do now and hope one of you can assist me please!
Edited by helluvaname, 18 August 2008 - 11:51 AM.