Posted 16 June 2005 - 03:15 AM
Hi, I hope someone can help me with the following problem:
I visited some dubious sites, and now I think my machine caught a virus. When I started up next time, the machine went through normal procedures until Windows was started up. Then the machine got so slow that I could not even access "Start" Menu for example.
I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del showing the Task Manager with the following programs running:
Explorer (Not responding)
It looked to me as if the last three programs (Popuder, Intmonp and <unknown>) were running a hundred times all together and at the same time. The task manager showed a long list of these three programs running. This might explain the slowness.
Anyway, I waited for something to happen, which did not. Finally, I terminated the "Explorer (Not responding)" program. That did not help either.
The machine still was busy (the mouse pointer showing a pointer and a hourglass) and I waited some more. After a couple of minutes, I got a messagebox in Windows 3.11 style (white with gray button) telling me of an error in Explorer and that Windows should be newly installed. I pressed OK and the machine went into stupor again: not refreshing the display, the message still showed on the display.
Finally, I hit the reset button on my machine. When starting up again, same thing happened.
Does anyone recognise this? Is there a solution for my problem? If this is a virus, how do I get to know which one it is?
My system description (rather an old computer):
System: Windows ME
Antivirus software: old (pre-2001)
Internet-connection: dial-up, requires password (i.e. not automatically)
I hope to hear from you,