Trojan?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Trojan?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    do a whois search on my ip...
    Posts
    268

    Trojan?

    Ok my roomate was playing a prank on his friend, and got on his friends laptop, and downloaded a whole bunch of porn through limewire...

    Now when he tries to power on the machine it goes through the first screen( has the manufacturers logo, and the option to boot to bios etc...) then before it boots the os (windows 32) a quick blue screen with code flashes, not long enough for you to read it or press the pause button to stop the screen, and then reboots all over again...

    I dont know if this is a Trojan or virus or whatever it is, but I have figured out that it is not something hardware related because I have a knoppix std live disc that i put in... and it ran that fine, even the fan (which i thought could be the issue) would turn on!

    Could anyone tell me what this is, and how to fix it?

  2. #2
    Shadow Programmer mmelby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Posts
    291
    Can it boot to safe mode? I have seen this before and it is usually something hosed up the video drivers or settings.
    Work... Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints...

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    319
    That quick blue screen you're seeing is the blue screen of death. The computer is set to automatically reboot after one of those happens (I'm not sure where the setting is off-hand). Usually this means a bad driver. See if it will let you boot into safe-mode. Hit F8 right after the bios screen disappears (you can hit it multiple times, to make it easier).

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    do a whois search on my ip...
    Posts
    268
    I forgot to tell you since it reboots like that, windows thinks that it wasnt shut down properly and goes to that screen automatically....

    you can choose safe mode (with networkin, command prompt)
    or last known good configuration...

    either way we have chosen every option and still does that.

  5. #5
    Senior Member wolfman1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    fangtastic.org
    Posts
    191
    Try running a virus scanner from Knoppix STD. Or if that fails, try a bootable virus distro like the ever so funky Hiren's Boot CD.

    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
    I AM... THE WOLFMAN!!
    The Wolfman's Homepage: http://www.fangtastic.org
    Do you dig the Wolfman?? Sign his Ghoulbook or listen to him Howl

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    do a whois search on my ip...
    Posts
    268
    thank you! I will try that, but while im doing that can someone tell me what they think this is? Like could this be something other than a virus?

  7. #7
    I'd rather be fishing DjM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    1,867
    Spyware, adware, scumware, dialers, backdoors, spambots....etc

    Pick any or all of the above.

    Cheers:
    DjM

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    do a whois search on my ip...
    Posts
    268
    you think that its all of those? wow!
    i hope that virus distro can detect all of those =)

  9. #9
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,190
    Try booting into BIOS setup and look for an option for what action to take on a system crash. It will probably be called something like "restart on error".

    Turn this off, and you will get the blue screen displayed next time your system crashes. Make a careful note of everything it says......... you should at least find out which programs are failing
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    do a whois search on my ip...
    Posts
    268
    cool thanks i will try that when i get back to school

Similar Threads

  1. Trojans - Ports
    By GbinaryR in forum AntiVirus Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 30th, 2008, 09:33 AM
  2. Port List
    By ThePreacher in forum Miscellaneous Security Discussions
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: December 14th, 2006, 08:37 PM
  3. Reverse-Engineering the First Pocket PC Trojan, Part 1
    By MrLinus in forum AntiVirus Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 12th, 2004, 05:26 AM
  4. My firewall block this attempt.. but need info
    By LordChaos in forum Firewall & Honeypot Discussions
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: October 4th, 2002, 11:58 AM
  5. A new Trojan for *Nix...
    By [WebCarnage] in forum Security Archives
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 10th, 2002, 08:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides