is it a virus?? a f**k you virus???!!! on my XP?!

September 28, 2015 at 00:49:05
Specs: Peppermint 5, 2ghz 3gb ram
every time I open my PC, it shows the windows logo, and then shows the mouse cursor and a big screen saying "f**k you" only a single button available on the top, restart, and when i keep the mouse cursor on it, it says "if u wanna be f**ked again though"... and nothing else works! Ctrl alt del, Nada. ESC, Nada. no, nothing! its messed up! what has happened to my PC?? is it messed up?

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#1
September 28, 2015 at 01:23:07
Can you boot into safe mode? whilst the PC is booting up, in the post screen tap the F8 key a few times until the advanced boot options appear, click on Safe Mode and see if you can boot into windows that way.

Let us know if you can enter Safe Mode then we can assist further.


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#2
September 28, 2015 at 03:14:05
Also download and burn to a DVD the Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Boot with that DVD. It will load a Linux based OS into RAM only; then will go online and then update itself. After-which it will scan the system full and deal with whatever pests/nasties it finds...

It's a freebie and very safe to use. The hard drive in your computer becomes a resource the OS once booted up and thus Kaspersky can then scan the hard drive fully. Many pests can hide within the windows system once it's active and thus avoid detection etc.. Kaspersky (and other similar utils) get around this trick...

These links will explain more fully...

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

http://support.kaspersky.com/8092

http://tinyurl.com/373ojxb

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...

Retain any logs generated (if possible) and also be prepared to run a few other "cleaners" too once you have run Kaspersky... Likely you have a lot more buried within than you may realise... There are several other utilities to run to really clean out the system fully....


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#3
September 28, 2015 at 04:34:59
tried both.. it does not boot up into safe mode... and the rescue disk says my hard drive s not infected. not just kaspersky, I tried additional two rescue discs too, bt no one detected a virus...

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#4
September 28, 2015 at 04:49:05
When you say it does not boot up into safe mode, what do you mean exactly?

Do you not get the safe mode option?
Does the system restart without going into safe mode?
Do you receieve any errors?

be more specific please


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#5
September 28, 2015 at 05:10:39
f8 doesn't work.. safe mode screen doesn't come up with any else key combinations too

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#6
September 28, 2015 at 05:20:41
So as soon as you start the PC and see the post screen, you need to continously tap the F8 key, on some machines i have seen this to be the F5 key too. Try again please and make sure you continously tap the key rather than press it once. Tap F8 as soon as you start the PC up.

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#7
September 28, 2015 at 06:58:19
lol m not a fool. m an aspiring programmer. i KNOW it has to be press continuously not once. no more foolish answers please, I really need my PC back as soon as possible. sry if it ws rude, BT I am not, its just that I want my PC back soon. now don't say give it to a repairmen or stuff, wanna repair it myself.

Additionals - it has now even made my PC stop to booting from any CD. I can't boot Linux now. great ain't it? ugh!!"


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#8
September 28, 2015 at 07:13:49
Hello mr aspiring programmer,

Well considering I am not sitting with you and watching what you are doing, I can only guess and ask questions, otherwise how would anyone know what actions you have taken? its a step by step process.

Anyways you are an aspiring programmer and clearly competent so I shall leave this for you to resolve yourself as my answers are foolish.

Bye have a nice life Sniff Sniff

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#9
September 28, 2015 at 09:58:33
I said I wasn't rude! I just want my PC back. please

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#10
September 28, 2015 at 10:25:40
We have no method of determining the ability level of posters on this forum.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#11
September 28, 2015 at 16:03:08
I can understand the "phrustrayshun" you feel just now as your computer appears to totally useless - even dead?

Perhaps step back a little and start again..

What make and model is the computer in question; and is it a desktop/tower system or a laptop?

Confirm the above details to start with. Tedious though it may seem.. the current approach isn't working...?

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#12
September 28, 2015 at 18:20:28
notebook... HP 1000.. um anything else... and btw sorry @abilitytolearn

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#13
September 28, 2015 at 18:38:36
F8 should work because the virus shows AFTER xp starts loading and the F8 menu comes even before that. And it wouldn't affect your ability to boot from a cd. Check the boot order in cmos/bios setup. It's also possible the optical drive on that xp machine isn't in primo condition anymore.

What is the exact wording and spelling of the message it gives when you hold the mouse over it? What you report gives no google results related to a computer virus and it seems unlikely you'd be the first on the planet to report it.


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#14
September 29, 2015 at 02:44:29
As DAVE... observes the virus appears after bot up... so the F8 routine "ought" to work...? I have found it sometimes be a bit hit 'n miss though.. Press F8 as soon as the hp splash screen has gone... and possibly press several times at that...; even hold it it down?

Also can you see the opening screen to access the bios settings? Usually it's something like delete key or an F key combination? Ideally try to access the bios (as per DAVE) and see what the settings are there? If the cd/dvdrom is showing (at all) then set it as first item in boot order...

Be patient; as for pholks here trying to help you resolve it all - long distance diagnostics isn't always that easy...

Incidentally do you have a windows cd/dvd?

Are you comfortable at going inside the case if needs-be) to access hard drive and/or cd/dvdrom?


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#15
September 29, 2015 at 05:25:36
no bios keys work. F2, F12, F8. combinations. I ve trying all possible results since 2 days. and no it does not boot after the windows boot logo screen I guess. I think it infected my bios. and yeah, I know I am the first one on the planet to report this. I ve tried Google first, then considered posting here.

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#16
September 29, 2015 at 05:28:54
I once was successful in booting my puppy Linux. but at the time of turn off a popup screen came which said "smart huh? don't try that again " and I pressed the only button there, OK, and then it turned off and then my bios keys doesn't work after restart. the incident after infection it is.

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#17
September 29, 2015 at 05:32:47
I was infected a lot ago.. probably a week ago... it happened after I downloaded a file from an email by my friend and it said "haha ure dead!" and then the s--- happened. I yelled at my friend, only to realize that he is infected too! he received a mail from another friend, who was infected too! I immediately detached internet from my PC then.

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#18
September 29, 2015 at 07:16:53
Some general thoughts here:
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_480984...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#19
September 29, 2015 at 09:25:24
"Possibly Johnw" - one of our several resident virus and malware/pest removal gurus- will get across this one and offer some suitably sage advice...

That you are unable to access even the bios does not bode well... And I would be loath to risk removing the drive and connecting it to another working system - via usb; in order to try to at least access data... - if not actually clean the pests out as well.

It might work that way using as true Linux installed system; but as I say I'm not inclined to go there - just yet...


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#20
September 29, 2015 at 09:43:39
OK it worked out. flashed my bios back and reinstalled my C drive. thanks for all your help :)

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#21
September 29, 2015 at 09:55:54
Ah.. you got away with it... It was one of my thoughts; but wasn't sure it would actually work...

How did you set about flashing the bios? Would be useful to now for future reference; especially as you appeared unable to access it to start with, nor boot from any external media?

Also may I suggest you make a regular habit of copying/duplicating "all" your personal "stuff" to external storage. CD/DVD at least; but also to an external hard drive too? That way that all important "stuff" is safe in event of disasters such as you have just had...

Also keep a "clean" image of your installation as is (when it's all safe, clean etc and as you like it to be) and if things go awry again... you can also restore that - providing the bios etc. isn't equally screwed up (again)....


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#22
September 29, 2015 at 10:05:19
Good to hear and thx for feedback.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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