The other day i tried to download some fonts off this website, and my anti virus nod32 deteccted a trojan as i opened it. Unforunately, i believe the trojan was already insatlled by the time it detected. Later that night, i decided to switch from nod32 to kaspersky 30 day trial. At the end of the installation of kaspersky, it asked me to restart the computer and i let it. When the computer restarted, I noticed that it was literally taking about 10 minutes to boot (it would just stay on this one screen forever, it's the screen that basicallly shows me all the pci devices and my system specs). Then after like 8 minutes, the screen changed to the windows loading screen and I was able to log in. I decided to scan with kaspersky to see if the trojan was still there. It found that 34 files were infected, and most were very important files, in the system32 folder. It tried to fix it, but wheni restarted my computer, it was still a 10 minute boot, the same as last time.
I then decided it was time to reformat, since there weren't really that many important files on my comp. I got out the discs, and reformated onto my main C drive. Everthing went smoothly, and it seemed like i would be back up within an hour or so after i got my drivers installed. I downloaded my drivers and began installing them, but when i would restart the computer at the end of the driver install, the computer was still taking like 10 minutes to boot. Both my C and F drives were formatted so i know the trojan isn't still there, but i'm beginning to think it did some perm damage to my computer. I just bought this new drive ( the F drive, which i install all my games and music and stuff on), and if there's drive damage, i really can't afford a new drive for a long time.
The computer isn't that old, only 1-2 years, and the specs are below. I also got the blue screen of death once right in the middle of downloading my video drivers. I'm attempting to install windows on my F drive right now to see if it works on that drive, and i'll post back to let you guys know. I'm hoping someone can help me here, this is the only computer that's really fast enough for me to do stuff for school on and play games on, so i'm really hoping I can fix it without having to buy new hardware (which will take me a few months to save up the money :/ )
My system specs..
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Hard Drive: 330 GB Total
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card: SB X-Fi Audio [A400]
Keyboard: USB Root Hub
Mouse: USB Root Hub
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Edited by MR0624, 28 August 2007 - 12:46 PM.