Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:59 AM
Normally I am able to handle viral threats to my computer on my own, but this one has got me completely flustered. Last night I got the Vista 2012 virus from a video streaming website (I think VideoBB) and it began attacking my computer with a vengeance. Not only did I get all the alerts, but I also got like 30 "Windows cannot execute this file blah blah blah" alerts, and then my computer just flat out restarted. When I loaded it again it brought me to my desktop and the alerts came up almost immediately. I'm talking about like 15 - 20 alerts non-stop. It also started deleting things off my desktop, including my wallpaper, and deleting things out of my start window. Then about 2 minutes after my computer starts, it restarts again. This happens every time I start my computer, including in safe mode and basically every other alternative start up mode I've tried.
I already have RKill on my computer, and when I run it it does get rid of all the windows, but my computer restarts almost immediately afterward. It's driving me insane, is there any way to fix this other than the good ol' fashioned system reboot? I am tech literate, but not tech savvy at all, so please talk to me as though you're explaining to a toddler how to tie their shoes.