Totally, 100% brought down by BitDefender and they will do nothing to help. Because my Inspirion 530 was preloaded software BitDefender tech won't help my restore my OS because I'm not a "premium subscriber". BitDefender forum overwhelmed with horror stories of the Trojan fake updater.5. I tried looking for info here to help me restore my Dell to the way it was before this destructive update shut me down completely. I can not even boot up in any mode. I'm just your basic point and click user who needs a little help with this situation. Anybody else out there incapacitated by this fiasco ?
Any time viruses are involved you will need to see a technician.
They can properly back up your essential data then reformat the drive to reprogram it as if it were a new system.
It is time consuming & expensive as most pc tech shops charge $40 bucks per hour.
I anticipate it is about a 6 hour job if you have the original disks that came with it.
Add 2 hours if not.
Trojan.fakeupdater.5 is not a virus but a security update gone bad by bitdefender. The update quarantined every single file in the OS rendering it unbootable. I took care of it myself in about 30 min. using System Restore and then going in and running the patch by BitDefender. Everything saved but what a hassle. Thank you for your input though, much appreciated.