So i was 'sampling' some programs off the interwebz,when i extract a ZIP Archive,and it was simply just DOS Style Exe's,I Though to myself "What the hell" And Double Click it.
All of the sudden,my computer goes very slow,i get a million and one popup's from Comodo and Spyware terminator,and my computer shutdown.So I reboot,it comes up to the XP Boot screen,and the restarts.So i held down F8 and booted up in safe mode,i check the logs,and it tells me the computer failed to start because some drivers didnt start.So i restart,but use the option "Dont restart on error",And it BSOD's,FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA.
Based off these 2 errors,It all seems clear,The Virus Corrupted my driver files.Luckily i had a backup of my windows install,so i restore my SYSTEM And SYSTEM32 Folders,Windows Booted!
So i did virus scans,reg scans,check msconfig,check the task manager,and i though i had gotten rid of it.So i plugged in my ethernet again,within 5 minutes my anti virus and anti spyware programs went mad! And a few icons in the task bar appeared,i hovered over one of them and it said "Spam defender installing" or something along those lines,so i unplugged the net,backed up what i needed,restored my backup (From my orignal install) and restored everything i needed.Im Glad my backup software actually worked,this happend in 1 hour,if i didnt have backups,it would have taken me atleast 3 hours.Now that i think about,i forgot to backup my email accounts and my mozilla plugins and skins.dammit.
So,Any of you had any virus experiences lately