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Virus infection/Google Redirection: Now PC will not boot

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by jimmyd007, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. jimmyd007

    jimmyd007 Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I think I got some type of infection on my PC from an advertisement while browsing. The first symptoms I noticed were when I would go to google/yahoo search engines and search any type of query. Upon clicking one of the results, it would redirect to not the correct website but some illegitimate looking website. I downloaded most of the recommended (from here) scanners onto my computer ready to scan, but first I decided to try Avast!'s boot time scanner option first. I loaded up the presets and restarted my computer. Unfortunately, the scanner did not execute properly and my computer failed to turn up anything on the screen. I then hard restarted the computer, but still I received a blank screen (not even a BIOS prompt screen, just black). I have restarted the machine several times (about 20 probably). No luck besides twice where it would start Windows (very slowly) but it wouldn't allow me to execute any programs besides Avast (one time) where I tried to do a full scan but noticed it wasn't scanning at all then the machine froze up.

    Any help/suggestions? I am currently in the process of downloading a Windows 7 recovery and installation disks to hopefully try to get something started. Not too sure what to do besides transfer my important files to a different computer and reformat the machine?

    Help please :)

    Machine details:
    Windows 7 ultimate (64-bit)
     
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