Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:50 PM
I have a Windows XP Professional operating system on a T40 IBM laptop computer.
Last night, I closed it, letting it go into sleep mode for the night - everything was fully functional, as I had surfed the web the night before.
This morning, i open the computer to find a message from the taskbar - ''Windows Security'' had found 29 Viruses. I try to find a way to get rid of said viruses, but Windows Security said I had to register my computer or buy the full program. So, I decided to use a program I already had - BitDefender Anti-Virus. I started a deep system scan, hoping it would find something.
After a while, I became impatient and stopped the scan, restarting my computer. I hoped this would clear the problem.... but it did not. Upon restarting, I noticed none of the usual applications started - MSN messenger, and BitDefender didn't start up as they should have.
I consult a few of my friends, and they say to try a system restore.
Upon going to my control panel and clicking 'system restore' on the side bar, a window pops up saying I need to select what to run the file on.
Usually, a .exe runs off the operating system, right?
I try again, same thing. I try different .EXE files, and they did the same thing. By now, I began to worry.
I ended up restarting my computer and going into safe mode, where I was then able to run a system restore. I set it to a point a week and a half earlier, to the 6th. But, when the computer restarted, it still had the same problems.
I decided to head to a local computer repair store to see if they could figure it out.
They told me they couldn't do anything with my computer without a registration key (some code that was supposed to be on the bottom near the battery) which was purposefully removed before I had obtained the T40 computer. However, they did tell me the 'Windows Security' acted much like a single virus, loading up with 'viruses' and asking for money to get rid of them.
Then they told me to try this site for some help, because they could not.
....Here I am, looking for it. Can anyone tell me how to ID, find, and destroy the Virus(es)?