virus attack

@shhheila (1847)
Philippines
August 28, 2009 6:33am CST
is your computer attacked by a virus lately??? i've encountered this few months ago, when i turned on my pc, all i see is wallpaper, no taskbar, no icons just empty except for the background... i can open programs by using alt cntrl del... so hard... i ran anti virus but it has no effect... so, reformatting only solved it...
2 responses
@owlwings (37715)
• Cambridge, England
28 Aug 09
I think that you didn't have a virus, especially if an antivirus program failed to find one. It sometimes (too often) happens that Windows itself gets screwed up and the best solution then is to either run the Repair utility or reformat and reinstall everything. We never know when something like this is going to happen (whether it's just a malfunction or an actual virus) which is why regular backups of data and an organised approach to keeping essential software available in case it needs re-installing is something that can't be overemphasised!
• India
28 Aug 09
My pc was not attacked by virus for more than a year. Because I always connect internet through proxy and manually immunizeed my pen drive from viruses. My only problem are spywares so I use spyware terminator in my PC. i am using Avast AV but not updating it frequently as I have data based internet plan.