Posted 15 August 2009 - 06:19 PM
It's story time. About 2 weeks ago I got a pop-up from my then anti-virus Sophos(University of Kansas' network anti virus). The popup said there was a trojan on my computer, but Sophos can't delete things, you have to call the KU help desk. After about a week of constant pops ups about the same trojan an anti virus that I've never seen before was installed on my computer. The antivirus was obviously complete BS. At the time I had MalwareBytes installed and it wasn't picking anything up as malware. So I download and install AVG Free. Run that scan, it finds the viruses and gets rid of them, and the BS antivirus is gone.
Then AVG was blocking many sites on Firefox for me no matter if I made them an exception or not. Sites like YouTube, Facebook, and lots of other sites. It said the page was blocked and that my system was infected and to run my antivirus software. I did another full scan and nothing came up. So to get around the site blocking, I DLed Google Chrome. Everything was running fine until last night.
I got home after some drinking and was surfing the web, then I get an error from Firefox that makes it crash. Every time I opened up Firefox after that it kept crashing. So I do a full AVG scan and go to sleep. I look at my computer today and see it stuck in a logout screen at a lower resolution and a BS virus popup from Windows Antivirus Pro.
I restart my computer and I can't run any application. Firefox, games, Add/Remove Programs, etc all don't start. I have to open things in an alternative way. I was able to get AVG running and it didn't find anything in a full scan. I tried to do a System Restore but that doesn't get past the last step. So I get on my roommates comp, look up how to get rid of this virus and found out I need MalwareBytes, but I uninstalled that a bit ago. And now I can't run he setup file.
So what should I do?