Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

malware taking over

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Hi. Thanks in advance for the help. I want to warn you by saying that I am not real proficient when it comes to acronyms, computer-jargon, etc. So, please bear that in mind, OK?

My CPU (I know that acronym) is/was infected with the Malware 2008 bug (or whatever it's called). After looking at some of your forums here, I decided that, due to my lack of expertise/knowledge, it would be easier to just rebuild the thing and reinstall XP. Before I did that I wanted to back up a few files. When I tried to do so, however, I noticed that all my USB ports had "disappeared". So, I decided to contact the forum and explain my problem.

I dutifully went to the "go here before posting" page and followed the instructions. After the "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" step, I was asked (I am reasonably sure by that program) to reboot so it could rid my system of six or seven remaining infections. After doing so, however, I got a system 21a error and Windows won't load.....

What should I do now? I would still like to back-up a few things, but if I am looking at a huge, involved process, I may just want to start over now and reload the XP...thoughts? Ideas?

P.S. I am on my lap top at work....

Thanks again. I appreciate any help or advice you can give me......

Edited by princhoc14, 12 July 2008 - 03:05 PM.

  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP