Few days ago I got the above message from my computer (I presume Windows Defender). I panicked ran McAfee Anti-Virus, nothing, went onto the internet and got spyware software "STOPzilla" ran it found a few problems I thought brilliant, problem solved.
How wrong I was Pop-ups, Jumping around from pop-up to pop-up, Panicked again ran AV, ran STOPzilla (found same problems - Media Codec's etc), romoved those, got norton spyware from Yahoo ran it, found nothing. Wa la problem solved after hours of scanning.
Wrong again, next day system warning ran all software again, same removals waited for a while seemed gone this time. Nope, panicked again as I found out this was a particularly nasty virus and contacted phone company they told me to use AVG Anti-Virus, got it it found 2 things which it did'nt tell me they were and it seems to be fixed. Also STOPzilla found another 20 items which I removed and the systems seems stable. Also the virus changed log on settings in my e-mail and locked me out which the phone fixed immediately.
While I was in the middle of all this, a screen flashed up and it said "CAPTA" like a file was being executed while i was in e-mail. Also a number of dos shell screens flashed at the very beginning executing file but they were to quick to see what the name of the files it was executing.
I use some sensitive log-on's with my PC, how can I be sure I am VIRUS FREE and should I renew my contract with McAfee knowing it failed to detect this worm?
Anyone any advice, please thank you.
P.S. Stopzilla got a scan file but they said it will be 2 weeks before they get back to me as they are snowed under with virus problems.
Edited by Horse Box, 21 February 2008 - 03:04 PM.