Originally Posted by Sgtoku
Ok this is what I did in the wee hours of the morning last night. Being that this is where I do a lot of my work and my entertainment from movies, music, games etc etc, I first tried other options instead of reformatting.
After taking in what everyone said. I un installed Mcafee, installed AVG. Did a full scan of the entire computer, and reset the router recently as of the latest posts.
Later I tried it an notice no more grinding halts where I could not move the mouse any where for over 10 seconds anymore. I still noticed some slight choppyness but that was my old mouse. Today I received my Logitech MX510 and have not had ANY problems.
I believe it was an attack but I have fixed it thanks to info from everyone, Plus rep for all. Thanks for the info and help!
So your going to get all your stuff off now, and DBAN / Re-install right?
Don't trust scanning software, there will still be corrupted / compromised stuff, in addition you had and extremely horrible attack, so reformat is even more important.
With any Virus issues, the first step is to stop it, then back-up everything, and lastly reformat.
Annoying yes, however it is the only safe thing to do.
Yes, I am an IT guy, and though scanning is our first step, if after multiple scans it still shows issues, or appears to have issues (non-virus related) we recover what everything, and swap out their drive with a replacement.
Also, I second the issues with Mcafee, my workplace just switched to it from Norton, and have had tons of issues with it.Edited by trueg50 - 5/20/08 at 6:25pm