Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:13 PM
Am I infected ?? What should I do ?
Window XP, Internet Explorer 6, Sony VGN-SZ18GP laptop bought in 2006.
System crash last night, with rapid lost of hard-disc drive space (from 15 GB down to 100 Mb within 2 hours). Norton security (2006 version) & Internet explorer were busted afterward, was not able to run at all. The build-in system recovery programme was also affected.
Was forced to use back-up system recovery CD to restore the laptop back in its origin shipping state.
However afterward it is still not right. Installed McAfee (from my internet service provider) but the update function is not working - repeatly state that it can now update because I am not connect to the internet, when I'm actually conneted to your website typing this email right this moment. Also internet access to microsoft and all other common antivirus website (Norton, McAfee, AVG, Kaspersky, Avast, etc) are all block. Hence I can't even attempt to find out what happen to my laptop.
What virus have I been infected ? What programme should I use to remove the malware now that I cannot access to any of the antivirus website or microsoft website ?