Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:55 AM
I'm a nursing student from the Philipines, and I guess I could say that my computer had been infected with the adware 'jaymyka' then was 'resurrected.' Here's how it happened:
I guess I really don't know when it all started, but I'm assuming that it was when my groupmates and I were constructing our case study at my place. They were using their flash drives, and I paid them no notice; we had AVG then, so I wasn't really THAT scared about being infected with viruses and stuff.
Suddenly, the local drives couldn't be opened. That's when I noticed the 'jaymyka' thing on the title bars and stuff. I tried to 'end' its process, but then my computer shut down on its own. So I got mad and I threw them all out of the house, and told them never to use my pc again.
I tried in vain to rid of it, I did researches and stuff, and I tried out several antiviruses. None of them worked, even the ones posted in here. Then, my brother's girlfriend, who's a computer programmer, checked out our computer (I was forced to ask for her help when I used AntiSpyware something, it got rid of many stuff, but when I tried to boot our pc again, it wouldn't boot). So I figured out what to do, watching her work. Here's what you should do:
1. Download HiJackThis. Don't use YET.
2. Restart your computer. DON'T, and I mean DON'T, double-click on anything YET.
3. Right-click on My Computer, then 'Search'
4. Search for jay.exe or anything that contains 'jay' in it. Delete everything that would be found.
5. Go to Drive C: by TYPING its destination on the address bar. (DON'T RIGHT-CLICK)
6. Show all files, including hidden files and folders.
7. Apparently, jay.exe has its 'autorun' thing installed on drive C:, which is why everytime you right-click on Drive C:, nothing happens. It works in a way that it's been programmed to automatically 'open' jay.exe everytime you double-click on your local drives, as well as your flash drives.
8. Delete autorun.inf from your drive C:
9. Another thing, the REAL virus behind the adware jaymyka is hidden somewhere deep inside your PC. search for mveo.exe and DELETE it. Don't you notice that everytime you delete jay.exe, it just keeps coming back again? It's because mveo.exe is the one behind it all.
10. Run HiJackThis, and then select 'Clean.' Check the box of the one with the line jaymyka.wen9.com and clean it.
11. Oh, last thing is, clean up your Recycle Bin!!!!!
To rid of infected flash drives or anything of the sort...
1. DO NOT open the flash drive by double-clicking on it. Instead, type its address on the address bar.
2. Delete jay.exe, and anything else that shouldn't be there. Your settings should be saying that ALL hidden files and folders are shown.
THAT'S ALL... Ta-ta!