Masive Virus attack has left server inaccessible
Posted on 2006-07-21
I recently was asked to look into why a Windows Server Standard Edition 2003 would not complete the logon process. After a few questions about leading up to this situation is I was told that they were infected by at least 75 downloader and trojan type viruses. I was able to load Norton AV 10. and clean most of them however I got stuck with the userinit.exe failed to load. I followed several papers pertaining to this fix yet none of them work. The server would still boot to safe mode however, was unable to clear userinit.exe issue. Ran highjackthis and removed several definite issues but after the re-boot still not loading in full mode. also, now safe mode does not load hangs after login. Resturant is in a pickle. I am extremly close to giving up and doing a complete format and rebuild. Any ideas?