'm having a problem after clicking an exe I knew was suspicious but I never had problems removing stuff before..so I guess this is my way to learn it the hard way
The minute I double clicked this exe I start getting popups from the windows toolbar with so called system warnings and got redirections to webpages with anti-virus software that would solve my problem.. yeah right.
It also got my desktop swapped to black with a message Warning! Spyware detected.. so I immediately used Spybot-Search & Destroy to try handle the problem. Some threats were handled but the symptons were still there so used PC Tools Antivirus and ThreatFire.. still the problems remain.
I also noticed I didn't have full acces when I wanted to use the Task Manager, a message with somthing like " Taskmaster has been disabled by your administrator" appeared.
When I wanted to use System Restore (this was after one of the reboots) I couldn't go back in time; the earliest date was that days date.
When trying to remove the black Desktop with message I could change the color but another message appeared, this time in the centre of the DT "Warning! Spyware Detected On Your Computer! Install Antivirus Or Spyware Remover To Clean Your Computer" This in a blue and yellow recangle.
So I decided to try anoter virus remover and downloaded Doctor Web at Download.com, that found a really long list of infected files, even mp3's and pictures among them, some were cured others deleted or quarantained. Then the program asked to reboot... and here the real problem just got started
At first the start up procedure looks ok but at the point where u get the "Welcome" and u should login a message says
"userinit.exe application error The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click OK to terminate the application." This message appears twice and underneath we have the lovely blue yellow Warning I spoke about above.When trying to use the Task manager I get same message.. (disabled by yr admin..) So now it come down to the fact I JUST CAN'T ACCES MY PC Grrrrrrrrrrr
Well, I don't give up that easy and after some googling I found an antivirus app u can use from a bootable disk, this Kaspersky Anti-Virus ISO emergency disk runs on DR-DOS and scans like every other anti-virus app. Indeed it found a few other threats but after normal restart all stays the same.. so 'm stuck at this point and really could use some help! *snif*
Safe Mode doesn't let me acces eighter..
hmm another thing I forgot to say is that a minute or 20 after I try to login and I let it, Windows try to reboot itself and then I get a blue stop error screen (with alot of txt on it, so if someone thinks it's necessary that I write down here what it all say let me know) It starts with "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."
I hope someone can help me out because I have lot of data I don't want to loose by formatting (yeah yeah backup hehe, we all need to learn by experience it seems)