PC Virus has me on my knees.

Jack_115

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I [watch your language] up massively. First time in my life. And it's completely [watch your language] me.

Backstory: Downpoaded something I shouldn't be downloading. Disabled my firewall. Restarted firewall. Let firewall do its thing. Restart. [watch your language]!

Pc Specs: I5 4690k, msi -g47. GTX 970. OS = Win 10.

What happens: I boot, resolution is messed up. If I let it boot normally it seems to be working, then suddenly after 30 seconds my monitor automatically switches off. My PC is still working and it seems to be running windows, but no matter what I do it never seems to load.

Okay, so I try to go into my BIOS. The resolution is so messed up that I can't navigate.

I don't mind completely formatting my PC, but I can't do anything.... Please, any help will be appreciated and rewarded once I get back on my pc.

No recovery disk or nothing.
 

Jack_115

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Mar 13, 2016
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Wow, that was scary. I fixed it. This time when windows booted and the monitor switched off, I unplugged it and it reconnected and I was on the login. Got back in. performed scans and got rid of the virus. After a shutdown my bios resolution is back to normal and the monitor no longer turns off (Windows boots fine).

I have ran about 5 scans using WIN Defender, AVG and Malwayrrbytes, it looks like I've gotten everything.

Just so people know, this definitely wasn't a hardware problem, the virus definitely effected the hardware though.

Another question...

Should I just fresh install? to be on the safe side?
 

nukemaster

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It is VERY rare that anything can effect the bios in such a way to make the video corrupt.

If your system has onboard video(the cpu has it), please try to remove your video card and use that.
 

gergguy

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Jack, Do you have access to a different monitor or onboard video? Try plugin' in a different one and see what happens. It sounds to me like you have a hardware problem. I don't think a virus can mess with you just looking at the BIOS.
 

Jack_115

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Mar 13, 2016
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Wow, that was scary. I fixed it. This time when windows booted and the monitor switched off, I unplugged it and it reconnected and I was on the login. Got back in. performed scans and got rid of the virus. After a shutdown my bios resolution is back to normal and the monitor no longer turns off (Windows boots fine).

I have ran about 5 scans using WIN Defender, AVG and Malwayrrbytes, it looks like I've gotten everything.

Just so people know, this definitely wasn't a hardware problem, the virus definitely effected the hardware though.

Another question...

Should I just fresh install? to be on the safe side?
 
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