Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:55 AM
Thanks for reading!
Windows XP pro on Toshiba Portege
Picked up some kind of malware when connected to a network in India back in April, back in the UK now and having no joy fixing the problem.
Will only run in safemode, just freezes otherwise, or comes up with a blank screen and no icons, though can still call up task manager and launch from there.
Won't connect to internet - tried cable, wireless and internet sharing with my pda.
Memory card reader won't work, won't recognise anything via usb...
CD drive was previously not working but will now read cd's hence downloaded a load of free antivirus stuff (McAffee and MBAM previously installed but old versions so don't solve problem)
Will not allow me to install any of the antivirus stuff and MBAM won't run - tried re-naming it to no avail, there is no MBAM.exe in the program file...
Currently running "VirusScan On-Demand" - don't know if that's McAffee, Toshiba or what, just relieved something appears to be working..., 1 hour in progress approx 30%, 121 detections the majority of which start W32/Sdbot.w.. virus, can't read the rest until it finishes, with status : No Action Taken, also some Trojans Exploit-ByteVe... , Downloader.g...
Many thanks, James