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Other => Viruses and worms => Topic started by: Spager on March 12, 2003, 10:26:52 AM

Title: Puzzled
Post by: Spager on March 12, 2003, 10:26:52 AM
I apparently got a virus (probably via the net) but neither Avast nor AVG found it.   Eventually I stopped trying to disinfect and took drastic action.  Full reformat and reinstall.  This was on Sunday.  Today it reappeared - no I have not reinstalled anything obviousy dangerous (and my virus scanners on highest protection still find nothing) - The effect are - bell dinging when cursor moved, increasing bell dinging, graphics corrupted, strange effects when trying to use cursor, wrong actions on click eg click on file menu opens a preview, and inability to start avast or eventually anything.  This continued dispite reboots (sometimes having to shut machine off) for at least 3/4 hour.  Eventually on one reboot I started explorer - got to programs (tho it usually would not let you) and started avasti.  The effects ceased (possibly coincidence) at once but avast found no virus?  Help - what have I got - and how do I cure it?
Title: Re:Puzzled
Post by: raman on March 12, 2003, 11:36:14 AM
Try to boot in Save mode(Press F8-Button on Startup) and try it than, Or what kind of Programms are executed on startup? You can use MSCONFIG, to find out. What  Version of Windows do you use?
Title: Re:Puzzled
Post by: Vlk on March 12, 2003, 05:46:25 PM
Sounds rather like a hardware problem to me...

I mean, it's really extremely unlikely that it's a virus and avast! doesn't detect it!! ;D (no, I'm serious).

Title: Re:Puzzled
Post by: Spager on March 13, 2003, 05:21:32 AM
Seem to have sorted it - see post help by spager (new message) - meanwhile thanks for the advice and an excellent product