Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:48 PM
I advance, I would like to thank you for your help. You all are a valuable asset to those of us that dont have the high level of understanding that is required to undo the damages done by the darker side of internet usage. You are the front line against this bs.
To answer your question, and be specific, I was surfing on the internet, using two large flatscreen monitors sitting side by side. IE and Firefox open with multiple windows (and dozens of open tabs in each, across the machine systems normal, and stable). Suddenly I get a popup for one of those fake scan things. Which one, I don't know, I freaked, I have seen this befor.
I tried to close the open file, and that didn't work. I then forced a shutdown by holding in the power button for 5 seconds. The pc powered down in a forced shutdown. Now The CPU will not go through a full restart, and crashes before getting as far as a login screen. I have tried several times to get to safe start up, but I can't get there, to begin using the antimalware software to unscrew myself...
Now when I try to start the machine, I an stuck in this loop that will only get me as far as the windows splash scren for about ten seconds and then it flashes directly to a blue screen with text maybe about 100 word in white font that disappears so quickly that i cannot even begin to read what it says. Then the CPU begins another restart cycle.
I am realizing that I am to blame. I left the front door wide open. I think how the virus/root/whatever got in because my firewall was disabled. I had a trial copy of Dr. Web installed, used it for a month, and then dumped it. To install this, I had to disable other firewalls. Very recently, the trial copy expired, and I removed it from my system. I forgot to reestablish the other fireall(s).
Anyway, I am suddenly screwed. I try to keep the machine tight, but lately I got lax.
There seems to be a problem with the image, when I tried to go that route, it told me that the image was corrupted.
I know this is all bs, but I don't know how to undo where I am at.
I am digging for my software, I have a bunch, so I am not sure what came with this machine
I cannot afford to loose what is on the computer. Some of it is backed up, some is not.