In the week that has passed my office PC -- the main subject of this post, but I wanted to give background on the other PCs on my network to give insights into the problem -- has stayed on for around 10 -30 minutes and then goes into a series of shutdowns and restarts (it always follows the same pattern) -- only staying on for seconds before restarting. It sometimes starts with the date reset to 2002 and Norton anti-virus and firewall disabled (or one of them disabled) when I finally am able to get the machine to restart. However, I cannot run a full scan -- and often I cannot even run a quick scan -- as the machine turns off and goes into a series of shut offs and restarts, often only lasting seconds and not booting up Vista. The best I’ve been able to do is wait several minutes and restart my machine. I’ve ran PC-Doctor and it runs around 50 checks and commonly stops up to 70 or 80% into the hard drive tests and has repeatedly found the processors, motherboard and memory as working fine and passing all test before the machine shuts off.
I’ve installed Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware (and other malware removers), bootkit and rootkit removers and have found numerous trojans and other malware including Gen-Sirefef (2), Gen-Kryptik, Gen-Cryptic, Gen-FakeAlert[HotFix] and more. I ran TDSSKiller, which didn’t find anything. Avast indicated that DasBootD looks suspicious. Yesterday, I was amazed that I was able to get Malwarebytes Rootkit to actually finish a quick scan and it found and removed 15 pieces of Malware. Kaspersky Stinger did not find anything. The computer turns off before Gmer can even finish a quickscan.
What do you recommend? I’m suspecting the only solution is reformating the hard drives (my machine has two HDs and the second one (the one without the OS) had malware on it too. Ftr, I'm fairly IT/computer savvy, but don't know how to code or know my way around bios beyond being able to follow directions carefully.
Edited by ChicagoSuperFan, 24 January 2013 - 12:10 PM.