So my mum gave me her laptop since she got a new Mac, which is quite a nice bonus for me.
However, as soon as I got it I pretty much put all the things I want on it and did a virus-scan. In total, I think off the top of my head I found 5 trojans and 3 worms (good one, Mum) and over a period of about 5 or 6 days managed to (hopefully) get rid of them all (complicated by the fact my laptop has a habit of randomly crashing, which it seems to love doing in the middle of virus-scans, resulting in my having to reboot). Then yesterday afternoon, I left my laptop running with Itunes and Minesweeper open and a virus-scan running, then came back 2 hours later to find that my screen had effectively turned into something from Windows 97 visually. It looked like the scheme from Transport Tycoon (which is on my laptop). So I a) freaked out and b ) closed both Itunes and Minesweeper. I then realized momentarily that although it looked strange, I could still do things. So I tried opening Minesweeper again and an error message came up saying that Directx wasn't working.
Once the virus-scan finished, I tried rebooting the computer (tried and true method), but no luck- started up looking just as crummy as before.
Edit: Tried running Transport Tycoon, which does not use DirectX as far as I know and it works and looks normal- I suspect a worm has corrupted DirectX. Which is especially fantastic because the DirectX installation is online. And I can't access the internet on my laptop. Great. A link to a DirectX 11 install that doesn't require internet access would be good, please :D )
I have a Presario v6000, with an AMD Turion x64 X2, 1.9 GHz, approx. 2 GB ram, DirectX 11, Nvidia card (need to double-check what one, I think Nvidia GeForce 6150 Go).
Edited by hamluis, 25 July 2010 - 08:10 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.