I broke the virus warning rules by clicking on something I shouldn’t have...supposedly a link from a friend in my AIM buddy list. Now I am slowing losing applications, one by one. I fear every day I will wake up and nothing will work on my computer!
Originally it was just Norton notifying me that it had blocked Downloader and Virtumonde. However, whatever I “have” is now affecting applications; specifically Ad-aware 2007, Spybot, EasyCleaner, Skype, VPN Client, and possibly other programs as well. When I click on these applications, I receive a Microsoft “...has encountered a problem and needs to close” error. When I click any of the buttons (debug, send error report, don’t send), my computer locks up.
Have backed up to external hard drive all my data files (I hope) and program files (I hope). I ran a virus scan on the external. Happily, I did not find any issues, so I disconnected my external drive from my PC until this is resolved. Ad-Aware did not pick up on the Downloader and Virtumonde. However, Spybot did, I clicked fix and presumed they would be deleted. That was not the case. I also regularly run EasyCleaner to remove all of my temporary internet files, which usually are lots because I enjoy surfing the Web!
At this point, I’m definitely affected by Virtumonde, forkonce (System Optimizer), Trojan Downloader,Trojan.Clicker.Agent.NP, Trojan.Fotomoto.e, but I suspect there are more issues than just these few.
Have run Norton, Kaspersky, Panda, McAfee, BitDefender, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Fixvundo, Vundofix over the past 3 days. My fear is that I’ve run so much and deleted so much I may have accidentally deleted items which would affect my programs. However, I have tried re-installing all of my affected programs, and they still do not work.
Ideally I would like to get rid of every infection on my computer and then back up my whole computer to my external drive, disconnect external, and then maybe start fresh with system restore (or even get all software from Dell and do a complete system restore).
The computer is a Dell Dimension E510 with a 80GB hard drive, 3000 MHz, with an Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz processor, Microsoft Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 2, 504MB of RAM.
Attached is my hijackthis log. I sure would appreciate your advice! Thanks.