Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:00 AM
Hey everyone my wifes laptop with winxp is infected with the anykuy virus, where it places a little red x in the toolbar, and every few minutes pops up with "your computer has been infected click yes now to scan" and of course when you close the pop up it pops up a webpage for anykuy.com.
so i read everything i could find about it, and ran malware antibites and super antispyware a few times, it would find a few issues and erase them, but it would keep showing up again. i ran in both safe mode and regular while running scanners.
then i updated both versions of antivirus programs, and it deleted something new, which i thought maybe it had finally found the root problem of the virus. i believe the file was either something like autorun.inf, or userinit, which are two filenames i had read are associated with this virus.
however now it won't let any users log onto the desktop, it boots to the username screen, i can enter the user password, it starts loading the desktop, and then almost immediatly afterwards it shuts back down to the log on screen and says "saving your settings" under the username.
i have tried to load in both safe mode and regular and in both modes the same problem occurs.
i'm trying to find out if there is any hope left for repairing the system before a reformat is neccesary????
any help is appreciated, thanks