Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:00 PM
Just posting, as instructed, to introduce myself.
I'm a reasonably literate, longtime computer user (decades, not years) who's responsible from the family's 5 (yes 5) computers, so there's always at least one hardware problem, software problem, user error, infection or "mysterious force" going on.
At work I rely out our IT folks, but they won't even think -- much less do -- anything about home computers, even if we use them for work. "Not supported."
I solve 98% of the problems myself, just googling the problems when they arise, but this one has overwhelmed my limited knowledge and resources. Over the weekend, I stupidly turned off my antivirus software and forgot to turn it back on and...guess what. StimFraud plus a host of other garbage, which I'll post in the appropriate place....
I'm very impressed with what I've read at BleepingComputer, so I'll give it try. Maybe I can occasionally be of help to others. Meanwhile, Combofix, here I come...