I'm computer familiar, but wouldn't call myself proficient..
I think I have a virus infection which has made my CD Drive unusable. It shows up fine in windows explorer but nothing in it, and the device manager says it is functioning fine. Another peculiarity which happened is my AVG acted up and then disappeared.
I have no anti-virus installed, and am not sure if one could be installed at this point. I did a free on line scan at (I thnik) McAfee which stated I had a trojan, but didn't identify it wanting me to purchase it (which, as I said I'm not sure I could install right now anyway)
I tried Spy Hunter which found 2 items ( atlas.dmt travel.ink) which didn't appear to be able to cause my symptome.
I ran ComboFix which gave me a new Restore pont but that didn't seem to help
I also tried malwarebytes to no avail.
Can anyone tell me what virus I might have?
So, I've backed up all my infoand am willing to Format my C: drive and do a clean install, but am concerned about whether after the Format my computer will boot to my installation CD? It is set to boot to CD first now, but will not. I did make a setup floppy in case that would work. Can anyone tell me if this will work?
Any advice would be deeply appreciated..... Ron
Edited by Pandy, 16 January 2009 - 03:07 PM.
Moved From Win XP Home and Pro Pandy~