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Keyboard Input Hijacked at NTDetect Time

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#1 H1N1


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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:06 PM

My kids' computer with most recent McAfee A/V was infected with some trojans and malware. McAfee sporadically found and removed autorun.exe virus. My son went through some type of system recovery attempt (wiped out my last known good configurations). I found and removed ld08.exe. And downloaded and ran smitdefaultfix.exe which found and removed migicons.exe. In windows recovery mode, I removed a new and bogus driver name.

Now, it appears as if something is loading at Ntdetect.com time in the boot process, that replaces/hijacks the standard input. It appears to be forcing <Enter> to cancel disk checks, and disables the keyboard after I get to enter one character at the login splash screen. So, I can't login in safe or normal modes. The only thing I can get to (by fighting for the timing, so I type my characters before it gets an <Enter> in to cancel my windows recovery mode) is windows recovery. So, I can't run anything that requires the windows OS for troubleshooting/fixes.

Any assistance would be appreciated, as I am out of ideas.

Thanks in advance,

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:45 PM

Do a clean install.
You'll lose everything that's on it but you'll also lose the problems.

If it were me I'd also dump McAfee ,
It used to be pretty good but the newer versions just miss to much.

I'd go with the free version of AVG or Avira,
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