Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:55 AM
I'm afraid I'm a bit of a novice. I have the brastk.exe virus which I thought I'd removed by using my avast antivirus scan in SAFE mode...all seemed well as I'd moved the infected files to the chest, where I could, or deleted them where I couldn't. I did notice, after this, that the virus had switched off my firewall as I kept getting EXPLOIT attempt messages popping up. I switched the firewall back on. All seemed well and the exploit messages stopped appearing.
However 48 hrs later, in the middle of a browse on ebay, the PC rebooted itself again and after logging back in the same popup from the task bar had reappeared telling me i was infected with spyware. I haven't ever clicked on this popup as it looked dodgy from the start! Presumably either the virus was hidden elsewhere on my PC (and Avast hadn't picked it up) or it somehow got downloaded again.
I intend to download and run the anti-malware program as recomended by Superbird (mawarebytes anti malware) however does it matter that I'm already running Avast (which I've generally found very good apart from this)...is one likely to overide the other?? Apologies is this is a stupid question!
Is this a new virus by the way?...and who invents them, I've spent ages trying to sort this out!