I was trying to do this the right way, following your instructions in the "what to do" section,, but my computer would not cooperate. I am now on our other computer.
Here's the low down. I have an XP system.
A few weeks ago, my whole hard drive crashed, so I took it to the shop and they said they could not repair it.
So,I had a catastrophic crash. Had to replace the whole hard drive with a new one. Luckily I had Mozy and I was able to recover 99% of my stuff including email.
So, I have been loading on discs to set the programs back up, etc.
I also loaded MBAM, and AVG
Well, about a week ago i was running my computer when right in the middle of some video, the screen went black and it said it was in analog power saving mode. Nothing could make it cooperate, so I pushed the off button and the machine would not turn off. I hald down the button and it finally turned off. After a few attempted re-starts, I figured out that I could hold down the esc key and it woud re-boot by selecting the right boot selection.
I updated all the virus and anti-malware programs and ran them. Nothing the first time, so I loaded and ran Super Anti-spyware. This caught something in my registry. I quaranteened and removed it thinking it was gone, but knowing in the back of my mind that I should work on a better fix. I can only remember the two items that showed up said "security" or "security threat" somewhere in the title line.
I went to Bleepingcomputer after deleting these and began the process of finding out what I had.
I could not get the DDS link to open, so I proceeded to download GMER
I got this running and didn't realize how long it would take. It was going for about 8 hrs and I left it on when I went to bed figuring when I got up it would be done analyizing things and a log would be there in it's place. When I got up, my computer was on and everything was closed down. No log.
I figured I would re-run it, but before I did, I checked my email. In the middle of reading my email looking at a vid clip someone sent me, the screen went black again. I re-sarted the machine and went to the internet to start the removal process and didn't get very far before it went black again.
I re-started again and now it is at a point where it boots up and is on for a second or two and goes black.
I think at this point I am screwed. Is there anything that can be done at this point, or am I going to have to start over?
I think the data is all there, but I think possibly leaving the computer on all night allowed this thing to replicate somehow in the background.
Thanks for any help you can provide, I will check this forum topic regularly as I can't get to my email on this computer.
Edited by Fumunda, 23 May 2010 - 12:09 PM.