Yesterday as I was browsing the misc I opened up a link from wikileaks and instantely got a windows alert that something was trying to access the command prompt- I repeatedly clicked decline but the popup would repeat instantly again making it impossible for me to do anything so I restarted. Whether or not this is a result of wikileeks is uncertain, I downloaded a torrent shortly before which is more likely the cause.
It took longer than normal to restart and as soon as the desktop had loaded I knew I dun goofed, infection alerts were popping up everywhere. A fake antispyware program called Antivir Solution Pro opened and attempted to get me to purchase it to remove the infections... lulz. Here's the nasty part, I can't open anything without it opening a window saying it's infected- chrome, itunes, you name it. I decided to start in safe mode and take a crack at it.
-I did a system restore, restarted in normal mode only to get an error reading telling me restore didn't work. I guess the virus corrupted the restore points?
-I downloaded Avast antivirus and did a scan, found 4 "critical" level files which I deleted. Restarted computer, no avail.
-Ran malbyteware I believe it is called, found zero infections. Currently I'm in the middle of an AD-Aware scan.
Do you guys have any tips? I would like to get this fixed myself, I don't want to pay money to take it somewhere. I am aware of the fact I may lose all my data, it's not too big of a deal.
Oh and sorry if this is hard to read, I'm posting from my ipod
Thread: Nasty computer virus