I've got the XP Security 2012 virus and after running the full scan from Norton(the full updated package that comes with Comcast), I've got the message to manually run the FixTDSS.exe.
I tried to run it after download, but Windows XP told me this is not a valid windows file.
Then I loaded it from another device to the dropBox on the infected machine and was able to run it(if not tricked again and run something else...)
After system rebooted(don't remember, but I think it requested it), I can't enter Windows and I get a blue screen with the stop error.
Safe mode works, but safe with networking doesn't.
No recovery disk - just to make things even worst.
This machine has been virus free for years if not always, so I lowered my guard over the years, and now I don't even have a recovery disk(Dell should send me a copy with the Windows XP I hope - I own it after all, if nothing else helps to recover - or am I wrong - years past and the PC from Dell came with that note to call them if disk with the OS needed)
What would the lords and wizards of antivirus warfare recommend me to proceed with in this battle, where I suspect I've lost some files already at Hello(I'm not an expert, just an average user, so I can only guess that this group of intruders came and swiped some files already, started pinging, etc.)
Help and strategy advice highly appreciated! THANKS! Ivo
Edited by Ivo_, 13 December 2011 - 12:54 PM.