Malware set a bios password -- Now what?
Posted on 2011-04-22
Ok I was in bios checked disks and then was going to use the recovery console on a Lenovo Y510 with Vista but I first decided to backup the few files on the computer to a flash drive. Finish the backup , reboot and try to get the options again for putting it back to factory state and I am now asked for a bios password. I have done one to two hundred of these things and I am absolutely positive I did not accidentally set one.
Compounding the problem I am not even able to run .exe's from the desktop. I am asked -- "What program do you want to use to open this program."
The bios has hard drive selected as first boot option so I can't use a disk to clean it up and safe mode is infected as well.
Where would you go from here ?