I have had an issue of =78y5 being typed, whenever I try to type something, and windows media player pops up. I have searched many forums trying to find out how to stop this, if it is a virus - how to get rid of it etc etc. I have reformatted the computer 3 times, tried 5 different free anti virus programs, including kaspersky, however, nothing works. Any advice would be appreciated.
78y5 Bringing up WMP(15 posts)
I've tried to get into safe mode, but the virus makes everything flicker and I can't navigate the arrow keys. It really is a nasty thing. I have downloaded and tried every free anti virus I know of, including Avira, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Superantispy, Hijack this.... to name a few. Nothing works. It removed me from administrator etc.
I am typing this from a different computer as it won't even let me type in my username and password to the forum.
If you've reformatted the computer 3 times like you say you did and it's still doing it I doubt it's a virus, unless it's a boot sector virus or rootkit or similar. Have you tried a different keyboard?
Just managed to get into safe mode. Ran Malwarebytes in safe, and it found something called PUP.CrossFire.Sa. This was deleted by Malwarebytes, however, the virus popped up again and started flicking all over the screen, wouldn't let me save the notepad file onto the desktop.
It is nasty and it is a trojan I think you are looking at a system reinstall. I can't stay on try what the other members recommend. Seems like you tried all the normal one's already.
Interestingly enough, I uninstalled Advance System Care 6. After rebooting, the computer would not load windows explorer at all. I am again reformatting, will not download Advance System Care again, and hope that this may somehow fix the issue. Thank you Hermitt for the links. If the issue happens after this reformat, I will try the advice on those links :)
Jacquie, have you created that Kaspersky rescue disk 10 yet?
If you boot with it, it will scan your hdd for viruses & rootkits.
It it finds nothing bad, then use LH's advice and dban the hdd.
Also, sometimes just deleting the partition and creating a new one will fix it.
Try everything you can before you go out and spend money for a new hdd.
best of luck,
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