I still remember being infected in DOS by the stoned virus, and getting a McAfee boot disk and scanning, removing the little critter.
I was hit last week by something that I have never seen the like of, and hope to never see it again. It started out in a typical fashion by hiding everything and flashing warnings about having surfed porn etc. Booted and scanned with KAV rescue disk after not being able to get control of the system with anything else like safe boot etc.
KAVRD 10 found and "disinfected" 5 items identified as Heur.win32.gen. Now the system reboots after the windows xp logo.
Cannot launch recovery console from startup menu, from recovery console live CD or from trying an XP install CD - all result in BSOD.
Removing the drive for exam is futile in any windows OS as it is not seen as an NTFS files system, though Gparted identifies it as such. Linux can see the file structure and let me backup the data. There are no hidden partitions that I can find.
Can no longer access the system setup (bios) key does nothing. I tried installing XP on a new HD, but after it completed it also reboots in a loop - there goes any hope I had of reflashing the BIOS.
Has anyone ever seen anything like this?