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HELP! I MUST be infected with something!

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#1 tobyjason


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

HELP! I MUST be infected with something hard-to-find/get rid of!

I posted about a week ago but nobody ever responded.

My HP notebook (Windows XP Pro SP3) fails to start an average of about half the time I try to start/restart it. Usually it goes to a black screen (before I ever see my desktop come up) and the harddrive just stops, but sometimes I get a (quite pretty) colorful pattern on my screen when everything stops, usually consisting of green and red 3-D-looking bars (but once it was two other colors).

When my computer does start up the CD/DVD drive doesn't show up in "My Computer". If I uninstall the Secondary IDE in Device Manager and Rescan it WILL detect the drive, but then when I click on the drive my computer crashes immediately about half the time, resulting in a blank screen the color of my desktop with a pattern of dots in a line or lines. This same type of crash to "dot-line pattern" has happened a couple times seemingly at random, too.

I found enough bad stuff with Windows Anti-Malware, my Zone Alarm and MAMB to make it pretty clear I got infected, but now the scans show nothing and I still have the problems.

MODS, PLEASE HELP! I think I need Combofix or something but I have no experience running anything like that.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:02 AM

Try this:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:43 AM

thank you -- i had already run that. i have a mod helping me on the malwarebytes forum, so hopefully I'll figure out what the problem is soon.

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