A while ago I had worked on a computer that appeared to have several infections. Something seemed to get onto one of my thumb drives and was transmitting itself from thumbdrive to computer despite scanning it and reformatting it several times. Even after getting help through BC the original computer remained infected.
I accidentally seem to have used that same thumb drive from a while back on a laptop that tries to start up (Windows 10) shows log in screen but after I put in the password I get a black screen with white cursor and an occasional blue start up circle that seems to be rotating intermittently. It will not allow the laptop OS to start but I am able to access the Lock screen, Change user, etc by using alt+ctrl+del. That's as far as it will go. If whatever it is, is so easy to transmit should I use a sandbox environment to get the dds.log/txt or is there a chance another thumbdrive will infect my clean desktop I'll be using to transfer the dds image/file
The only message I was able to see very quickly was a dwm.exe error with a zero code address but couldn't save it.
Sorry if this is posted in the correct area.
Edited by hamluis, 01 June 2017 - 04:16 PM.
Moved from Gen Sec to Am I Infected - Hamluis.