Yesterday I see a message from my Symantec saying that they found something. I've seen that before and usually run a scan with Symantec and then run Malwarebytes anti-malware and things get cleaned up. But not this time. Both programs found some stuff and cleaned it out but I'm having crazy problems now. First, if I try to turn my computer on normally, when it loads up windows i get a light blue screen and cursor and that's it. So I'm forced to reboot and get a screen offering me the option of safe mode, safe mode with network, log in under last stable time, and a few other options. I tried getting in to the safe mode but my username and password aren't accepted so I can't get in there. When I choose to log in using the last time things were stable I get in and all looks okay. For 2 seconds. Then I get found new hardware message popping up. I can't get rid of them unless I go into my system and disable or uninstall the hardware with question marks (there are like 20 of them listed, which weren't there before). And no matter what I do the new hardware message comes back the next time I reboot. I also get messages popping up from Symantec saying that I have an HTTP Tidserv Request or sometimes saying that traffic from some ISP has been blocked. Running Malwarebytes or Symantec finds nothing.
So bottom line is I can't log in to my computer normally (I actually have to boot up, I end up with the blue screen, I have to hold power to reboot, I get the screen from Windows about safe mode, I have to choose the option that lets me log in under settings that last worked, and then I'm finally in); I have these install hardware messages popping up; and I have this HTTP Tidserv thing. And none of my programs can find anything. And I can't log in to safe mode.
I'm desperate. Please, can someone help me? I just don't know what to do and being a technical novice is surely not helping.
Edited by clypot, 20 August 2010 - 05:13 PM.