Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:50 AM
Every time I have run StopZilla over the past five or six days, it has found two instances of malware called:
SRC [Rogue Registry Key] Location: hkus\s-1-5-21-2972975340-822100949-1435999781-1005\software\microsoft\internetexplorer\searchscopes value="defaultscope"
I remove the malware, using StopZilla, then run another scan immediately, and the same two instances of SRC are there again. My OS is Windows XP Professional.
I have Windows Live OneCare protection, AdAware (including Adwatch) and also SystemSuite8 Professional, and I update and run all of them every day. (OneCare, Adwatch and SystemSuite include "live" protection.) In fact I seem to spend a good deal of my time trying to avoid viruses, spyware and other malware. (I'm seriously thinking of switching to Mac.)
I have even tried running antivirus scans in Safe Mode - I can do this with SystemSuite, but not with StopZilla.
Can you suggest a way of permanently removing the SRC infection from my computer? Also how damaging is it - I use Windows Firewall on our wireless network, but I'm concerned that SRC might enable someone to record my keystrokes and thus gain access to passwords and other information. Is that possible?