I was websurfing and started getting notified that pages I was going had bad security certs and then I started getting redirected altogether.
MSE identified it as sirefef and claims it cleaned it but no such luck.
Within a few minutes of booting, I get an error saying "You are about to be logged off windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute please save your work." I'm usually a good Google DIYer but nothing I've come across has worked. Even Safe Mode is not free from this pest.
Tried System Repair. Says there is nothing to fix.
Unable to do a system restore
Tried using ESET fixes. Don't have enough time to run the scan before forced reboot.
I would have no problem nuking the whole thing and doing a new install but there are files I need to get off the PC and it won't stay running long enough to do that.
I'm running Vista 64-bit and thankfully have a laptop (XP) and flash drives.
I don't have a Vista DVD, thanks Gateway! I do have Gateway restore DVDs but don't know if that's the same thing as far as trying to boot from it (if needed)?
Thank you in advance for your help!
Edited by hamluis, 19 August 2012 - 09:55 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected - Hamluis.