I managed to install Malwarebytes' Antimalware from a USB stick. It ran and found about 90 items. When done I tried to remove the files. The progress meter gets almost to the end then the machine becomes unresponsive.
When I told her tonight to get me her ext HDD that I got for her to backup school files, she looked at me with that pained "Welllllll, um, I haven't really been backing up that often" look.
I put this in a new topic because while I found other threads about this malware I couldn't find one which involved a machine which currently only gives you about 3 mins of working time before freezing up. I've tried booting into Safe Mode but all I get after login is a black screen with the Safe Modes in the corners.
She's a great kid, straight A's without us having to ask her about anything, and I'd really like to save all her pix, vids and docs if possible. What I'd like to do is get rid of the problem (1) permanently or (2) long enough that I can back up her files and format/reinstall the OS and apps.
Any help you all can provide would be very much appreciated. I've come across and removed lots of malware, but never anything close to this bad. It's a Toshiba Satellite (Model A105-S2021) running Windows XP Home SP3.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Orange Blossom, 23 December 2008 - 11:16 PM.
Move from HiJack This forum to Am I Infected as there are no logs. ~ OB