Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:26 AM
Ive had quite a few problems happen over the past few days, so I decided to download a new virus scanner etc to check because my current one (AVG free) wasnt picking up on anything in the scans.
I found quite a few trojans using the new virus scanner (which were believable being found in keygens etc lol:P)
So I promptly deleted them, but before I did I made a quick note of which files these virus' were found in.
Two files, which I think this might be related to, were removed by the virus scanner.
These two files were:
Now either it was the result of removing these files, or the effects of the trojans themselves, but since then whenever I turn on my computer it asks for a password for my user account. This is a problem simply because I dont have a password for this account (and its the only account on the computer) and I dont have the Guest or Administrator accounts active. I am positive that it is not my own personal fault because I havent ever set a password on this account.
In aim of trying to find out what this password might have been created as, I downloaded and used Ophcrack via a boot disk to determine the password. However, I had some difficulties with this as well with the password coming up as 'not found' - (the other accounts, e.g. the admin/guest accounts, their password's came up as 'empty').
I had a few problems previous to detecting these virus' and I can go into further details on those, but Im not sure if they are even a problem now....(havent been able to test because ive been unable to logon though...)
I have critical year 12 assignments due in a few weeks so help ASAP would be extremely appreciated.
If worst comes to worst, I'll survive if I have to format the computer but I would prefer not to...