Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:45 AM
I was on the internet on a couple of sites, and suddenly the computer was attacked with what called itself Antivirus XP 2010. It didn't allow me to access the internet, but I kept it at bay by using the task manager to constantly end task.
So I tried going to several sites to fix this thing, starting with the tutorial at this site. Nothing would help. I downloadeded a programed called "Spyware Doctor" or something like that, but it was a trial version and just exacerbated the rogueware, so I deleted it, but didn't restart the computer yet.
I used MBAM, and it only found three files in the registry that were considered dangerous. I deleted them and then restarted as per the usual instructions. Now when I turn my PC on, the only thing that appears is the Antivirus XP 2010... after I exit the program, nothing more shows up. What I mean by that is the only thing visible is the background picture... no icons, no program, no clock, no taskbar... nothing.
I think that the worst problem is that it was a cheap computer, so the only thing that came with it is a recovery disc, and not a copy of Windows XP.
By the way, this only affects the computer in question, right? It won't go through the router and harm anyone else's computer?
If you need more information about my computer (specs and such), just ask. And thanks for any help in advance. I'll get back to you guys whenever I can (via my sister's laptop).