Windows xp service pack 3
With easy partition software.
There is very little software installed on this computer.
Ok so i have tried everything I now and the usual malewarebytes, consumer virus scanners do not work. This virus disables the keyboard, dvd drive, and cdrom drive, and modifies the MBR so you can not re-install windows.
The original two hard drives have been removed from the machine yet the previous hard drive I kept on a shelf for safe keeping had now been infected as well. I am not sure how this is possible but non the less it is true. The only logical explanation I can come up with is the virus is hiding in the dvd or cdrom memory? Is this even possible? I also suspect that just maybe as soon as I attempt to connect to the internet it downloads back to my computer?
So here is what I have tried.
Reflashed the bios. This works for about three boots and then the bios hangs and is very slow to load.
Disconnected both the DVD and cd rom drives.
Attempted to plug in the internet and download Mcafee. The first time I was redirected. The second time the download slowed down until it basically stopped.
Downloaded Kaspersky from another machine and installed via usb drive. Took forever to install. Scanned immediately with zero results.
Downloaded the latest definitions "took forever" scanned on high setting zero results.
Tried hitman pro zero results.
Other symptems every time you connect to the internet everything crawls to a stop. Mouse freezes can't click buttons or click and wait. Windows constantly tells me my drivers are not signed for hard drives and cdrom drives and ask to stop the installation or continue anyway.
My original goal was to get a clean hard drive running and then slave the other two to remove the infection.
The original two hard drives were setup to boot four different Windows xp sp3 operating systems. I booted the version of xp which had the CAD program I wanted to run. If that makes any sense.
Any help or suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by robomow, 29 October 2013 - 05:01 PM.