Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:37 PM
Using Windows XP Pro
Service Pack 3
Computer is a Thinkpad Z61
So here is the deal:
A couple mornings ago I turned on my computer to find the FBI Virus after using my computer all day the day before, with no signs of anything.
Tried to boot into safe mode with networking – failed at Mup.sys.
Went out and bought new cheap-o computer. (Of course this happens on my finals weekend… I don’t want to blow my finals by messing with this stupid virus all weekend instead of doing schoolwork.)
(10 minutes after I set up my new computer, I’m downloading Kaspersky rescue cd anyway). Ran Windows Unlocker and virus scan from boot cd. Rebooted Windows normally and everything worked fine. Ran complete scan with Avast, just to be extra sure. Avast found nothing. Used my computer for the whole day. Turned computer off. Next morning at reboot, the virus is back.
Tried Kaspersky Rescue CD again, ran windows unlocker, then virus scan, then rebooted normally. This time the CD/Windows Unlocker won’t get me into Windows.
Tried Kaspersky one more time, thinking I must have done something wrong. Same results. Can’t get into Windows.
Created Avira Antivirus Boot Cd. Updated the virus scanner and ran virus scan from boot cd. Finds 4 detections (same as Kaspersky) but says that it ignored all 4 (Odd?). Either way, I restarted computer normally and everything is fine. Then I immediately downloaded Malwarebytes, updated it and ran a complet scan with it. At the end, it says that I have to reboot the computer to complete. So I did, fearing the worst, but everything was fine again after reboot. Looks like I’m clear. Still ran Avast again on top of it, in order to be triple sure. No threats found. Used the computer for the rest of the day and then turned it off.
Next morning, turned on the computer and the virus is back!
Gave up. Finished my finals with the new computer. Now I’m back and want to kill this thing for good. I’m thinking I need help though.
Where should I start? Did I leave any details out that you might need?
Thank you for your help in advance.