MSE diagnosed it as Alureon.A and removed it, but naturally it likes to keep coming back.
I eventually got TDSSKiller to run, and it removed something with a slightly different name? And I made it delete a TDLFS File System, which I think was a bad idea, because now it will not boot.
If I turn on my computer, it displays a little asus screen where I can hit f2 to go to the bios. Otherwise it goes to a full black screen with a blinking white upperscore in the top left. There is no way to get to the boot menu / safe mode / etc, as far as I know.
I downloaded some kind of recovery disk iso, and that successfully got me to the System Recovery Options screen, which is a start. I can Startup Repair from there (nothing), System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostics, or Command Prompt.
Some website suggested running
bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot bootrec /rebuildbcdbut that didn't really do it. I feel like I must have totally wrecked my windows install.
I have FRST on a usb drive, but I'm not sure what to do with that.
Sooo. Can anybody help? This is kind of the worst.
Also: Before I got to the unbootable state, Malwarebytes and superAntiSpyware managed to knock out a few things. I should have saved the logs somewhere accessible. But it didn't fix it.
Edit: Is the point where I move to Linux? If so, is there any way I can copy over some files safely, or should I just reformat?
Edited by Metacurious, 23 November 2012 - 05:05 PM.