Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:45 PM
My computer got attacked by the Antivirus.net virus tonight. I got into the task manager, found the process that didn't belong and shut it down. Fixed my proxy settings to get the internet working again. After a google search confirmed what I knew to be a virus, I downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and ran the scan. It detected the program and I had it remove it. At that point it told me I needed to restart to complete the removal. It shut down slowly but properly, but when it came back I never got any Windows startup screens, it gets through the ide drive scan then I get a black screen with just the LCD backlight on. I hit F8 on the next restart and got to the safe mode screen but safe mode and last known good configuration both just return the same black screen.
Don't have any logs I can post due to the impromptu lack of being able to get windows to start.
Any advice on how to get this up and running again? If it helps, its an ASUS motherboard, Intel processor, WD hard drive running Windows XP with Avast/AdAware/Spybot as my antivirus/security setup. The system and software are almost 7 years old, last Windows reinstall maybe 4 years ago when I put the new motherboard in. Ran like a champ until tonight. If not possible to recover the entire system, I would as a minimum like to attempt data recovery, it is a 200GB drive last backed up 3-4 months ago so I'd lose a fair amount of data from the past few months.