It's my first time on the forum.
I appear to have gotten a very strange (and really annoying) virus. It all started a few days ago:
I was playing Team Fortress 2 as usual, on my favorite server. (it's an online multiplayer game). Then, at some point, (because I run all games in windowed mode for easier desktop access) the taskbar and start menu turned black. There was some blue left, but only a little.
It's then when I (normally) opened Task Manager and found something suspicious in the processes:
m p a p i 3 s . e x e
The reason I'm typing it that way is, because, if I type it the normal way, the computer restarts. Now I don't know how it can detect that, maybe some string functions whatever. So I thought I could try some trials on Antivirus software. I tried Bit Defender, but no matter WHAT program I try, as soon as "Where would you like to save this file to" window appears, the computer restarts.
And today, as soon as I turned on my computer, I opened Task Manager and the processes window.
The task r u n d l l 3 2 . e x e was running, although under MY account, not SYSTEM or NETWORK or anything. I do believe this is a virus... ? I also found out about p i n g . e x e. If I try to type those in, or one of them is on the screen (except while on task manager), the computer restarts.
I can't post any logs because as soon as I try to download an antivirus program (or similar) off the Internet, my computer restarts.
Please help with this issue as soon as possible. I would like a re-format as a last resort.
EDIT: Now a new process, i n e t i n f o . e x e ... under my name.
What is going on? I'm going to watch this forum from another computer so all my stuff doesn't get sucked out of this computer.
Edited by Grim Rapper, 19 October 2009 - 09:44 AM.