I need some help cleaning my computer. I ran an executable that someone sent me. I thought it was safe because I ran my Symantec Anti-Virus on the file before I launched it. Unfortunately it looks like it dropped some viruses on my machine.
After restarting my computer it looked like it was installing something but I couldnt get any programs to run (IE, Antivirus, etc). I rebooted again and this time, the computer kept restarting the desktop (i.e. it looks like the Windows startup would complete, I would see the Desktop icons and then it would go blank and then start again).
I took my drive out of my laptop and installed it as an external drive on another machine and ran my Symantec Virus Scan. It found the following viruses (I only did a log and did not run Quarantine or Delete)
cogad.exe W32.Spybot.Worm F:\Documents and Settings\Player\Application Data\cogad\ Infected
bluesky.exe Trojan.Dropper F:\Documents and Settings\Player\Desktop\ Infected
winlogin.exe Downloader F:\Documents and Settings\Player\Local Settings\Temp\ Infected
apstpldr.dll.htm Downloader F:\Documents and Settings\JPlayer\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\MBA36XER\ Infected
index Trojan.Vundo F:\Documents and Settings\JPlayer\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\MBA36XER\ Infected
mywyxngk.exe Trojan.Vundo F:\ Infected
I installed my drive back into my laptop and after reading some of the posts here I tried rebooting into Safe Mode so that I could run HijackThis. However in Safe Mode, the Windows Startup keeps rebooting (starts in Black Screen Safe Mode Screen, then I see the Windows Desktop, 5 secs later, it goes back to the Black Safe Mode Screen).
I cant seem to execute any programs before the Windows login restarts. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Also I need to know how to rid these viruses. I am a bit skeptical about letting Symantec Antivirus program do it as it didnt seem to detect it when I scanned the original file (bluesky.exe)