My computer running xp froze and I rebooted. It then did not recognize my password so I rebooted again. This time it took my password and loaded windows but with no icons and then an error message popped up saying the computer will shut down in 1 minute and a coundown clock was shown. Once it counted down the computer rebooted itself.
I tried system restore using the safe mode but it didn't help. I ran adaware also. I can't get to my virus scan software as it was a downloaded version not disk. When I click on the Mcafee security center it wants to verify my copy is current but in the safe mode the internet doesn't work so I can't access that.
Earlier in the day my firewall warned me that a Trojan was detected and that I should do a scan. I clicked "continue what I was doing" instead. That may have been dumb!
Can anyone tell me if this is a virus and how to get rid of it. I was thinking of reinstalling windows xp using the reinstall disk. Would that be an option?
thanks for any suggestions.