Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:13 PM
As of Sunday, January 24th, 2010, I have been infected with a virus that I'm pretty positive came from Photobucket.com. Some research has shown that this virus has been attacking users from this website since 2008. The virus appears to be an anti-virus program pop-up called Internet Security 2010 and it had blocked access to many websites on my computer and continously plagued me with pop-ups stating that my computer is infected and that I need to buy the product to scan and remove the virus.
Through AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy, I had located and attempted to delete the virus several times but the virus never disappeared. It is not located in the Add/Remove Programs list and despite deleting the file from my Program Files folder in the C drive, the virus still remained intact. I eventually gave up and turned off the computer but upon turning it on again, it seems that I can't even access my computer log in. I will log in to both accounts and immediately I am logged back off.
My computer will not seem to take commands to enter a safe mode, either. My father had contacted a local computer repair shop by phone, and they suggested that we download ComboFix onto a jumpdrive and then turn on the computer, which should have booted it with ComboFix. That didn't seem to work either. Without access to the computer beyond the start-up/log-in screen I have no ability to get internet access or the DDS or RootRepeal logs.
Here is the information I gathered from the BIOS Setup Utility screen, in case it might be beneficial.
Notebook Model: HP Mini 110-1000
Product Number: VA714UA#ABA
System Board ID: 308F
Processor Type: Intel ® Atom CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
Processor Speed: 1600MHz
Total Memory: 1024MB
BIOS Version: F.07
KBC Version: 02.0B
Serial Number: CNU9316T0Q
UUID Number: 5C4FBA47E86CFABA49703BD6A53C936A
Product Configuration ID: 03A8100000000000100300000