Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:13 PM
This is the first time I've posted here, although its not the first time I've referenced bleeping computer website. I'll get right to it.
My computer got infected by something nasty. It the past I've had an issue with a few malware programs, but I've had little trouble getting malwarebytes to run and clean it off, at least on the surface as far as I can tell. I've downloaded rkill and followed instructions on this site to clean up my computer, but this time its a wholly different monster. My computer randomly restarted(I am unaware how this happened as my GF was using it at the time) and when it restarted the fake anti-piracy ICPP malware had poped up on a black screen, and I was prevented from accessing anything on the computer, and taskmanager was prevented from opening. I restarted in safemode and began running the various anti-malware programs, specifically Spybot S&D and malwarebytes. I ran these, they found various trojans or other programs, deleted them, and I attempted to restart my computer. Again, black screen with the ICPP fake anti-piracy window and taskmanager disabled. I rebooted in safemode again, ran the malware cleaners again, and also found windows live one care and ran it too. After trying this, I found more malware, removed it via the program, and restarted. This time, instead of the ICPP piract window (a result or AP manager or AT manager, if I read correctly about this malware), the windows desktop actually appeared, but it was immediately locked down by the kardphisher program that attempts to make me verify my windows by sumbiting my creditcard info. This malware prevent me from even opening any programs, or even interacting with my startmenu. Taskmanager is blocked, and if you tell the program 'no', it immediately restarts the computer. I rebooted once more in safe mode. And ran all three previously mentioned malware cleaners, but this time they found nothing. This is bad. I downloaded one additional program, a-2 squared, and was running it as well. I do not know the results of this scan, as I am posting this from a friends house. Oh, and a side note, even while in safemode, my IE and mozilla searched about the various malware on my computer are all redirected to random websites. I can still access websites like bleeping computer, but I have to actually type in the address, not merely follow a link. (One more fact, the windows one live said it found a virus or worm called obina or something. I wrote it down, but its not currently with me.)
And now I seek help. Am I screwed? Do I need to reformat? I would be so greatful for some advice, or at least confirmation that yes, my computer is totally screwed and its time to reformat.
Thanks so much in advance.