Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:49 PM
Ok, I'm not super computer literate as far as technical stuff so bear with me.
I'm Running XP, and Firefox. On Sunday evening I became infected with what Mcaffee's anti virus has named Generic Dropper.au. The alert window that comes up indentifies the virus and indicates it's the program files as tmp0.exe, tmp1.exe, tmp2.exe and tmp3.exe. Mcaffee's site lists itas low risk, with a date of March 10th 08. All programs seem to run although super slow. I've got the stereotypical taskbar alerts and spyware phishing popups. The virus is using Explorer to try and connect to the site www.safenaweb.com and a couple of others that I didn't catch. When I say stereotypical spyware popups, I mean the general reading of "You have spyware on your machine, click ok to get rid of it type stuff" One of the messages is detailed enough to list Win32 as a virus name. The windows come up with a firewall locked down, so i know they're all internal. I've run Mcaffe anti virus, Webroot's Spysweeper and Antivirus lots of time over the last 3 days. Almost everytime I run either program I get something showing up from basic spyware to several trojans. The Mcaffee as well as Spysweeper have claimed to eliminate the Trojans, but obviously not or I wouldn't be here. At startup, which is super slow for this machine, Mcaffee pops up 4 seperate times to anounce the Trojan (with the name) it also goes on to say that it can't even be quarantined (thanks Mcaffe) If I run Spysweeper it seems to stir something up because then Mcaffe claims to have stopped and quarantined the Trojan. If you have multiple windows open, there is eratic behavior switching back and forth between them. The pop up alerts are minute apart tops, maybe as often as 15-30 seconds. I'm convinced it came in though an ActiveX plug in, but to be honest, I'm not even sure what Activex does. I'm pretty sure it's a video codec of some sort. Hopefully, I've provided enough info for someone to point me in the right direction. The local computer store guys knew less than I did and i consider my self illiterate.