Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:25 PM
Never done this before and I hope I can explain OK!
Last night AVIRA found and quarrantined BOO/Whistler during a weekly scan. Came to start Windows this morning and I have a black screen and a GERMAN message telling me to 'enter a disc', presumably to reboot. I only have the authentic Microsoft CD so I tried it. When I tried rebooting with it, I used F8 to access. The disc started loading windows elements then got as far as 'opening windows'. I then had to press F8 again for the loading to continue, at a page saying 'accept the Microsoft terms', but F8 was barred. As you will note I am a novice! I don't (stupidly) have a rescue disc for that computer. I'm writing this on a very slow Vista notepad and using a hotmail mail address. I tried the VISTA rescue disc and using the tools within it I found that the files on the C drive appeared to be OK. Hopefully it is only something in Windows that is corrupt. I downloaded a removal tool for the trojan, so I can hopefully deal with that when I can make Windows XP Pro work. What can I do next?
Can anyone help! It amazes me that these things always happen on a SATURDAY!
SpywareRemovalBlog.com says that the BOO/Whistler trojan should be removed immediately. Pity I didn't find that out before I shut down the computer last night!