Hi, thanks for your time!
Ok I admit to downloading a game which I shouldn't have done, I haven't done that before and this is why I believe I have been infected. I have learnt my lesson
The game was Sims 4 and the release was compressed by Fitgirl who I read was safe if that helps any, once it was downloaded i could not delete it as it kept saying it was linked to a temp file or something, maybe DCS?
I booted to safe mode to try to remove but the computer failed to load windows altogether and in fact I had trouble even getting the manufacturer load screen, it seems to favor the HDMI port on the graphics card but also the motherboard VGA, I usually use the graphics VGA as my main.
I've had a longstanding prob of not being able to access the windows recovery options or bios on startup as the keyboard was not recognised so due to this issue I went and got a cheap PS/2 keyboard as I believed my USB was not registering on start up but despite getting into bios once and I'm not sure how as it fails 99% of the time, pressing F7 or delete will only result in a black screen with Windows not loading. I've tried swapping between the 3 connections and believed it would default to the mobo but it's just a black screen on all?
Once I got into safemode after many restarts I managed to get windows to roll back, yet before safe mode it said there where no points to go back to. It seemed to remove the game but currently the PC will not load up every time.
Avast did an update immediately after the restart which required a restart and there was a new icon on the desk top? I thought I'd fixed the issue before that but I did wonder if a virus could take control of anti virus progs?
So as it stands windows sometimes crashes upon loading and sometimes stops at a black screen especially if I try to access setup/boot, also Windows explorer seems fragile, I tried copying photos to my spare HD and it kept freezing but would work again if i restarted exp through task manager.
All help and advice is greatly appreciated.
Edited by Grantyy, 08 October 2017 - 07:00 PM.
Moved from MRL to Am I Infected - Hamluis.