A couple of nights ago I turned on my netbook but didn't plug the charger in so when I came back I found out it had died. I couldn't put my password in as I normally could, it would let me type it out then it would freeze on me. I had to do a lot of force restarts because it just wouldn't do anything. Finally, I turned it on via safe boot and used the hidden admin account and removed the password on my normal account.
Once I accessed my normal account it was very slow. It would load something then freeze up for awhile, load something else and freeze again. It struck me as odd that this started to happen after it died on me. Anyways, this continued for awhile, i got fed up and decided to reboot and go to safe mode again and use the hidden account.
I did a scan with MBAM and the log came up with over 400 infected objects. A lot were very similar, they had something to do with a program called "desk 365" which I've never installed. I removed them and then did a scan with microsoft security essential's and it came up with two infections
"Win32/Wysotot.A!INI and Win32/Wysotot.C" they removed.
After I was able to do a bit more with my normal account after rebooting. It was still very slow at start up but I uninstalled security essential's and installed AVG. My first scan with AVG in normal mode was clean, when I did a scan on safe mode it found 32 infections but never removed them. Thinking I did it wrong I tried this again and the second or third scan didn't remove them.
I noticed in the log it a lot of files said things like "Locked File. Not Scanned. Is Ok" I'm not completely sure what that means. Most of the log seemed had normal files except for the first one that said "@Scan_BootSectorName|%name%=C:\| Found Bootkit.61030040.15908BB7 is OK."
That seemed a bit odd to me and I really haven't done anything since then. I'm just not sure what's up with AVG and why it hadn't removed them. Are these false negatives?
I tried to put all I could remember what I did down to help. My computer is currently acting okay but I still haven't found out whats up with the other stuff. I'm still on XP if that matters. I know its unsupported now but I don't think that has anything to do with my problem.