Hi, I have been hacked, I had things like blinking UI / windows (edges of window or scrollbar flickering at times when that window wasn't selected nor the mouse hovering over it) cmd windows popping up, windows moving, parts of UI freezing and more.
I had the firewall / network monitoring software, called GlassWire, but all my AppData files were deleted, so the network monitoring logs lost..
I am not totally sure but I think the event logs were also deleted.
Couldn't access safe mode, I tried reinstalling windows 10 but the virus/trojan was back.
I tried installing on a clean SSD drive, virus came back.
I reset the cmos and flashed the BIOS to the latest version, reinstalled windows, virus still there.
Also at some point my main windows SSD MBR got corrupted, I checked the partitions they changed to another format that's not supported by the BIOS/UEFI.
But, I have to say I am not sure it might be possible that I caused the MBR corruption while tweaking the bios settings, let me know if that's possible.
I am not sure how I got infected, could be social engineering or some other attack vector, though my router is pretty old (2016) and definitely can be exploited, in fact the default login password of the web configuration page changed from the default "password" to be the wifi's WPA2 key, this might have been a firmware update but it seemed strange especially since the router is so old and hasn't seen firmware updates for years, and then after doing a factory reset of the router and setting a new login password, then I couldn't login again, invalid password.
So all the reinstalling windows, it's far fetched... but could this be a bootkit? with the virus "installed" in the motherboard's flash memory for firmwares? or another component, I am worried the virus might be on the SSD MBR or it's firmware.
That's for my main PC, my android phone also got hacked.
Then I tried to rely on my laptop and the login password changed.
But anyways the main focus is my main PC and knowing if it's a firmware virus to know if I should throw away my PC, SSDs, usb flash drives etc
Thanks for your help.
Edited by GaalDornick, 29 May 2021 - 11:07 PM.