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Infected with malware...

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#1 adrock2099


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:58 PM

I'm using a Dell desktop with Windows XP Pro, and I got hit by a bunch of malware while cruising the interwebs. It completely locked up my computer, so I restarted it, but for some reason it wouldn't recognize my USB keyboard, even though everything else (my USB mouse, ipod, etc.) still worked fine.
After fiddling around, I discovered that it worked fine during the initial startup (when you can press F2 to get to the boot menu and such), but not after XP started and I needed to input my password to log into Windows. After even more messing about, I found that it works fine when I boot up in safe mode, so I did, downloaded malwarebytes and thought I got rid of the infection. Unfortunately, my computer still only recognizes the keyboard when in safe mode (which is where I'm typing this from). Anyone have any idea as to what's wrong / how to fix it?

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:04 PM

You have posted about the same issue here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/333140/infected-with-malware-now-keyboard-wont-work/ in Am I Infected.

That post was made on July 19th, and I see that it has not been responded to.

In order to help you, it's best to keep everything related to the issue in one place.

Since I am not a malware removal expert, the best thing I can do is ask for someone who is to take a look at your AII post AND have this one closed.

edit to add: I've put out a call for someone to look at your topic in AII.

Those who are dedicated to helping people with malware issues do their best to respond in a timely manner. Unfortunately, due to the number of HELP posts, some get overlooked.

Hopefully one of them will respond to you very soon.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 21 July 2010 - 10:13 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:08 AM

As Queen-Evie mentioned above, this topic is a duplicate of http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/333140/infected-with-malware-now-keyboard-wont-work/

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