My P.C. got infected with a trojan, and Windows Defender kept bugging me every minute with an alert that i have a trojan on my machine. It attempted to fix it, but as expected:- failed. The virus kept opening my internet explorer on this Chinese site every minute or so. I ran ComboFix which cleaned up a few things and stopped this behavior. This also caused the silly Defender alerts to stop. I then installed NOD32 antivirus (i had avast, and i think the trojan killed it) which did a better job at cleaning the virus/trojan, but my PC is still not completed cured. Currently i still have a few virus/trojan symptoms on my pc:
1. I have this empty background application that is running all the time on my pc, every few minutes it gains focus and my current window loosed focus, when im not looking at my screen, all my typing is wasted, i then have to re-focus on my desired application. (just happened now!)
2. A file "C:\notpad.exe" is created every few minutes on my pc.
The virus is running under a process named svchost.exe (i think) and the name of the trojan that Windows Defender initially alerted me about was "Trojan:Win32/Meredrop".
Thanks for any help in advance.
Edited by teemo10, 20 September 2008 - 10:43 AM.