Author Topic: Computer is Infected virus and boot issue  (Read 2733 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Nebcron

  • Guest
Computer is Infected virus and boot issue
« on: December 22, 2009, 02:28:07 AM »
Hi there,

I recently encountered the "Your Computer is Infected" background virus on my PC.  As it happened, I ran McAfee virus scan and it found a virus called Artemis!  I told it to clean the virus and then restarted to check again.  Now however, my computer boots to the user login screens but will not log in.  If I click on the user icon it starts to load and then logs right back out.  Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas on how to fix the issue?

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 88137
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Computer is Infected virus and boot issue
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 02:48:56 AM »
Which AV are you actually using as resident, as I'm slightly confused ?

I'm not familiar with McAfee as this is the avast antivirus support forum, but as far as I'm aware artemis! is the heuristic detection of McAfee. Heuristic detections can be difficult to determine a) if they are correct and b) exactly what it may have been.

You could also check out these programs below, as the "Your Computer is Infected" is very fake security alert/rogue program and the first, MBAM is particularly good at rooting them out.

If you haven't already got this software (freeware), download, install, update and run it and report the findings (it should product a log file).

Don't worry about reported tracking cookies they are a minor issue and not one of security, allow SAS to deal with them though. - See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

I take it the McAfee forums aren't very helpful then  ;D
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.9.6082 (build 23.9.8494.792) UI 1.0.781/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security