I have a Dell Inspiron laptop running Vista that has become infected. Upon start-up and login, I see a balloon that says " Your Computer will shut down in one minute" -- or 60 seconds -- something like that. And, sure enough, it does a restart after a minute. I was able to run task manager and the only thing out of the ordinary was wlrmdr.exe . I am able to boot my machine in Safe Mode, but not Safe Mode with Networking. Malwarescan in Safe Mode finds no virus, so it must be a sneaky one! I am not able to do much in the minute it's up. I have done a System Restore, but the problem won't go away. I even booted to Safe Mode with MSDos prompt, went to the wlrmdr.exe location and tried to delete the file, but got a message that "Access Denied". I have searched the forum and, since I only have 60 seconds (probably only 30 by the time I see the desktop icons) there's not much I can do. By the way, I'm on my work computer to post this... Any Suggestions?
Somehow, I was able to get in without the error message. Did a System Restore and seem to be back in business... I am now running as many Anitvirus Software programs that I can find!!!! My internet keeps timing out on me, but at least I'm out of Safe Mode -- for now. Malwarebytes found nothing. PC PitStop Exterminate2 found some Trojans, but wouldn't remove them -- what a waste of time@! Trend Micro Housecall didn't find anything, either. I'm trying to install AOL's McAfee and run that, now...
I think this thread can be closed. Thanks, anyway. And bye-bye to the 49 viewers to my post -- probably none were able to give any assistance.EDIT: Posts merged. There are over 400 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is over a week. ~BP
Edited by Budapest, 14 August 2010 - 06:58 PM.
Mistaken edit; no changes made. ~BZ