It first started with numerous unwanted popups so I shut off the computer.
Turn it back on and after it all loads I just got a black screen with no icons and no start bar at the bottom and pressing the windows key did nothing.
crtl-alt-dlt brings up the shutdown etc... window the task manager was greyed out. crtl-esc gave some error.
tried safe mode, recovery console - nothing.
created ariva recover cd and ran that.
found some trojan and some files and renamed them.
tried to restart same black screen
then restarted in safe mode with command prompt or whatever it's called
typed in explorer.exe, opened up the documents window and was able to run malewarebytes found some stuff removed them
started up again same problem, found some info on the internets ran regedit in safe mode with command prompt changed location gotohkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windowsnt\currentversion\winlogon changed the shell key from what was there to explorer.exe
restated computer and my desktop was back (cheer)
browser was redirecting to some stopzilla crap and it wouldn't let me connect to windows updated
followed some directions form some topic here that seemed to have a similar problem
i ran rkill and yes i know, i know i wasn't suppose to run combofix but i did anyway so there
found some rootkit etc... and then just to show off i ran combofix again
ran malewarebytes - finds nothing
ran superantispyware finds tracking cookies only but tells me it needs to restart to finish removing them.
then ran ATF-cleaner
and GMER (says it found some rootkit activity)
saving all logs
Internet Explorer still will not allow me to connect to windows update and still redirecting.
what next genius doods ?
Edited by bigesmoov, 12 May 2011 - 11:55 AM.