Sports weenie @ full attn
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Laughlin AFB
So apparently I got some Trojan on my computer that runs this bogus "Windows Anti Virus" program that makes you think you have a virus (which you do) but then tells you to pay and download this other fake anti-virus program that does nothing.
First indications were the BSOD with a few "0x0000007E", "0x0000007B", and "0x00000050" stop codes. It would take me about 10 restarts to get it to boot up and it wouldn't let me boot in safe mode at all. So I ran a few anti-malware programs and supposedly cleaned everything up, but I'm still getting the BSOD.
So does this mean the virus is probably still on my computer even though no anti-virus/malware programs are picking it up? Or is it possible the virus did some sort of permanent damage to some software or hardware? The computer is also freezing when trying to open random files, like Word, Excel, PDFs, etc.