Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:26 AM
Recently, my computer has begun to act erratically. The main symptom is that right after booting, a window is displayed with "Windows 7 Recovery Center" which completes a number of scans, and reports a bunch of errors. At that point, the computer is basically unusable. Also, a lot of pop-ups appear in the lower right of the screen complaining about critical hard disk errors, bad sectors, and somewhat less frequently about RAM errors. Additionally, I cannot find any of my files in Windows Explorer, although I know they are still on the hard drive as they show up in a search.
My Verizon Internet Security suite shows that the trojan FakeAlert!grb has been detected and quarantined a number of times, but it returns once I restart the computer. Today, it has also detected Artemis!D81EE8922ED1 and Artemis!72E2A9E1348E.
Any assistance that someone could provide would be greatly appreciated!