Posted 18 December 2005 - 09:36 AM
My other computer has recently been found to have WinFixer on it. I was looking through the spyware self help forum and found a topic that deals with getting rid of WinFixer. I have followed all of the steps until it tells me to go to safe mode. I used the system configuration method of putting my computer in safe mode and when I rebooted the computer and tried to log in all it will show is a black screen with safe mode in all four corners and something about Windows XP on the top. A couple of seconds after this screen appears, a box pops up and asks if I want to continue in safe mode or if I want to do a system restore. This box only stays up for about a second, then it goes away and the black screen with safe mode in the corners is the only thing that stays on the screen.
If I click yes real fast on the box that pops up, the desktop almost shows up but then goes back to the safe mode screen, where the box pops up again. If I click no on the box then I can go through a process that will do a system restore. I can only log on and off and turn off the computer through the control-alt-delete task manager thing.
Another thing is that when the computer starts up and I go to the F8 start-up menu and select the normal option, it stills goes to safe mode.
What do I do? There seems to be no way to get out of safe mode and I dont want to do the system restore for fear of getting into another big mess of problems.