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Crackling speakers, frozen XP, then things got bad

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#1 GrandReaper


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:59 PM

Hi all,


  I was browsing videos on my computer when the speakers suddenly started giving off a crackling/popping/white noise type of sound.  I then became aware that my screen was also frozen.  I could not move the cursor, alt tab, ctrl+alt+del or anything.  I also could not turn off my tower by holding down the power button.  Finally I flicked the switch on the back of the pc.


  After giving it some time I turned my computer back on.  Similar circumstances to what happened above, only almost instantly upon launching Firefox.  While frozen I noticed that Microsoft SE was not visible in the toolbar.


  I restarted my computer again, this time in safe mode.  I tried to run MSE but got the "that is not installed" message that I've gotten before when infected.  I tried to uninstall/reinstall but I could not uninstall MSE in safe mode.  I updated and ran MBAM which found four infected files, all trojans.  I removed the offending programs and restarted.  My computer did a weird blue screen file check thing while starting up.  Upon reaching the screen where you select a user the computer froze with the same speaker noise.  I turned the computer off at the back and then restarted it and it froze on the same screen.  Finally I tried loading into Safe Mode but the computer froze while loading before it even reached the user selection screen.


Am I boned?

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