Last year I somehow managed to acquire the Antivirusware virus somehow (oddly enough, I rarely used the Internet all on the machine). Although, I did not have any virus protection installed or a firewall up, so perhaps that is the case. Now, I did manage to remove a fair share of the Antivirusware mischeif so that it would not load--but at boot up I would get a message saying one of its .dll files failed to load. To this day, I still have this error message at my desktop everytime my PC starts.
Yesterday, I was on the Internet, when the computer suddenly blue-screened. Upon startup, it stated that an IRQL_not_less_or_equal error was preventing windows from starting. I highly suspect my win32k.sys file has been infected or is being attacked. I also believe the virus doing this is the Antivirusware one, and that over time it has become more virulent on my system and it needs to be completely removed, once and for all.
To make matters worse, I can log into Safe Mode only 30% of the time without my PC crashing at the sign-in screen or as the desktop is loading. Sometimes it will even crash at complete random while I am inside Safe Mode while clicking on a button.
To make matters more interesting, I was using Malwarebytes to scan for viruses, and it found 60 in my system folders. Oddly enough, my computer randomly decided to shut down (and prompted me it was shutting down, like it had a mind of its own) while Malwarebytes was still scanning my hard drive, leading me to believe this is the virus's way of avoiding detection.
I'm about at wits end here. Any advice is welcome!
Edited by Jasumi, 10 April 2011 - 11:51 PM.