but only in safe mode, please try to scan in safe mode using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (if you have not scan using this tool).
If no infection is found but you could not boot to normal mode, try to boot to Vista DVD to repair the startup issue in Vista. Follow the guide here to repair Vista startup.
If you able to boot normally (not safe mode), please run a full system scan using MBAM.
I'm really hoping someone has an answer for this, any help is appreciated, guys..
This morning my computer was infected by a virus when I plugged in my usb flash drive. I was trying to delete an unfamiliar folder on my USB drive when I got an error message about a Trojan. Unfortunately I didn't write down the exact message or the name of the Trojan, but I pulled out the USB. I noticed I could not open Firefox, Internet Explorer, or any other programs, they would either simply not work, or would open and shortly give me an error message saying the program has to be closed.
I ran Task Manager and saw an unfamiliar process b.exe... tried to End Process and also End Tree Process, neither was successful. Saw that it was located in my TEMP folder, which I opened and found a.exe, b.exe, c.exe, and d.exe. I emptied my entire TEMP folder, but could not delete b.exe. Ran an antivirus scan, which found a Trojan and seemed to delete it.. I emptied my recycle bin and restarted my computer, thinking the worst was over..
Windows would not start. I would get up the loading screen, and then the screen would remain black, no command prompt.. I can use my mouse but cannot access Task Manager or do anything.
Restarted in Safe Mode.. all my files seem to be present, which is a comfort. I managed to delete b.exe in Safe Mode, it no longer shows in the Process list, and also deleted it from the list of startup programs using Vista Manager. Antivirus software isn't detecting any viruses, but I still can't start Windows properly, just keep getting that black screen with a working mouse and nothing else.
Please, please, please help me out with this huge problem!
I'm running Vista if that helps at all.