I first noticed yesterday when I booted that there was a problem. This is not the first time that I have been hit with an infection, but this ranks as one of the two most aggravating ones.
- LS_HSI would attempt to install automatically after a reboot. I would hit cancel, but the program would try again. It would repeat 4-5 times.
- When I tried to launch Outlook to check my email, the system tried to run the install program again.
- I then tried Word and Excel, and the same problem occurred.
- When I was searching for a way to clean the file, I discovered that Adobe Reader was missing as well.
I am running XP Home Edition SP 2. I am, or should I say "was" running MS Office Professional 2003.
I found and ran Malwarebytes today and found that I had been infected by the following:
After I ran Malwarebytes, I downloaded a new version of ComboFix and ran it. I used ComboFix.exe effectively in the past to restore my computer to normal, but this time it didn't quite get me all the way back.
When I ran Malwarebytes again, it did not find any files infected. ComboFix also seems to think that everything is fine. However, I still do not have access to my programs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Edited by D_Brew, 27 July 2008 - 04:24 PM.