Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:27 PM
Due to some "personal searching" by my younger brother this past weekend while he was supposed to be watching my dog, I now have the annoying and aggravating pleasure of being infected with what I believe to be the IE Defender virus. When doing just about anything on my computer (opening files on my desktop, trying to browse the internet, etc.), I am receiving the following pop-up message:
"Your browser was infected by Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.gx You need to clean your system immediately, in other case it can be crashed soon! Click OK to download the high-tech antispyware protection software! (Recommended)"
I've did some research about the virus today using my work computer, and as I mentioned, I believe it is, or is some form of, the IE Defender virus. I've gone through many of the online forums and tutorials regarding how to go about deleting the virus, but so far nothing has seemed to help. I have performed the following steps thus far:
1. Ran AdAware full system scan and deleted "marked" files.
2. Ran Windows Defender full system scan and deleted "marked" files.
3. Ran SpyHunter software (downloaded from internet) and received a list of "questionable" files. Could not perform any deleting actions as the "free" version would not allow me.
4. Downloaded and ran HiJackThis. Looked at log file and could not match resulting file names with lists pulled from the internet posted by others who are/have been infected by the virus.
So, as you can see, I am stuck! Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.