Windows xp. Shut down yesterday on its own. After restarting, a message box said there was a disk failure. once past that, windows go's into a fake safe mode. A program comes up, called windowssafemode. It does a fake scan and asks you to buy it. I have run across these fakeware programs before but never one like this.
When you tell it to "fix" your computer, it tries to take you to a webpage, hxxps://www.windows-safemode.com
It runs in any profile
It runs in all the safe modes
IT disables task manager
it never allows you to get to an actual windows screen
I took the hard drive out, put it into my scanning computer, ran everything imagineable.
Each scanner removed a few things.
Put the hard drive back in the computer, and it seemed fine. Windows came up. I ran tdsskiller and it found something. I rebooted like instructed and everything seemed great. About 10 minutes later, computer shuts itself down, upon reboot, it says disk is corrupted, wala right back to the fake scanner.
I hadnt even plugged my network cable back in yet so i could not have downloaded anything again.
I AM LOST beyond lost!!!!!!
Edited by Orange Blossom, 04 March 2011 - 12:03 PM.
Deactivated link. ~ OB