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Yet more Login/Logout, Shake It All About issues.

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I picked up a virus/worm yesterday from a facebook message, or a torrent I think. The first sign was (I think) fake windows messages saying I was infected. Shortly afterwards, Utorrent failed. System Restore also failed at this point. After that I noticed sound had died, across the board. I unplugged the modem and ran Norton, which picked up nothing at all. I turned off and went to work. I came home, reconnected, went warily online and downloaded AVG. I then installed AVG which didn't go down so well. After completing both upgrading to Iexplorer8 and installation of AVG I restarted.

At this point I hit the login/logoff I now hear so much about. I got into Safe mode twice and ran AVG both times. On the third login through safe (this morning) it looped. I got the disk and product key and got into recovery console. copy userinit.exe did not work, nor did the d:/expand command. I tried a repair but it quit right at the end saying there was a fault.

The name is worm.win32.netsky and the computer is an HP Compaq.

About my current situation. I am using our notebook. The desktop is not connected to the internet or any other external things. I have internet access. I have no CD burner and will be pushing my Japanese language skills to get this done in an internet cafe. I'm starting to think that a complete reformat might be best.

Hopefully this a decent amount of information for somebody to be able to help. Any advice much appreciated.

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The best solution that I know of for login/logoff problems is here. Follow the instructions, prepare the two CDs and run it.

If you succeed in rebooting post immediately in the malware forum of G2G. You can use the link in my signature below. Run all the prerequisite tests befor posting.

Edited by The Skeptic, 27 January 2010 - 01:13 PM.

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