Hi, everyone. I'm new here and I hope I can learn some new info. Recently my computer was infected with the Darksma downloader amongst many other problems. I read a thread on this forum about someone with the same exact problem so I followed those instructions. Here's a link to that thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87391/infected-with-darksma/
Now when I restart my computer it takes like 15 minutes before the activity light goes off on my tower and I can browse the internet normally.
Here's what I did so far:
-ran vunofix , nothing was found so I added the two files that were told to the last person, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\advwmi.dll, and C:\WINDOWS\system32\tmpB3.tmp.dll, then removed them.
-installed AVG antispyware and updated it
-ran hijack this and searched the list for the mentioned items, there were two, then fixed them
-ran AVG antispyware, found 287 infected files, many trojans and downloaders, plus adware, and quarantined them all
-ran combofix and fixed everything
-I also went to pcpitstop and followed a few reccomendations from there such as lowering my disc space for temp internet files from 5,000 mb to 100 mb,
-ran start up lite which cleans up unwanted start-up programs,
and now the pop ups from the darksma downloader seem to be gone but it seems as though there's something new slowing my computer down. Is it safe to have the AVG antispy program and shield on while I have Norton Security Suite 2007 on? I really need some good advice as I do not want to end up buying a new computer. Thanks in advance, -Mark