I got infected 2 days ago with win32 vitro and have been trying to resolve it with no success. I cannot log onto windows, even in safe mode, it's stuck in a login loop where if i put my username and password in, it returns me to the same login screen.
I've tried running Dr Web live cd and it picked up about 100 files, although none of them infected with vitro, (i remember seeing it come up on my anti virus when i first contracted it though, so it's in there somewhere) most of them were trojan.packed.140 or virut. I deleted/cured the infected files but still no luck.
i've now tried doing a Windows rebuild with an XP setup disk (following these instructions: http://www.informationweek.com/1094/langa.htm)
I press any key to load from disk, and get the blue screen saying 'Setup is loading files' and then 'setup is starting windows'. The next screen I get says 'A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.....check for viruses on your computer.....run chkdsk/f to check for hard drive corruption'......etc etc
I have no input before this screen comes up, there's nothing I can do but turn it off after this message displays. Does this mean that I won't even be able to format it, or is there a way around this?
Also- I have my documents I want to recover on an extra hard drive installed in my machine. I can remove this, and connect it to a working PC or a caddy to recover my files, but how can I check that this hard drive hasn't been corrupted before I connect it to a clean PC, I don't want to spread this thing any further! If i can do this i'm happy to kiss goodbye to my PC, it was old anyway and i'm getting a new one soon.
Any help welcome. cheers!