Attempt 1: Remove with AVG.
AVG reported that I have 5 different trojans. I did a complete system scan and tried to remove it through there, unfortunately it couldn't.
Attempt 2: Remove with AVIRA.
I've heard very positive things about this AV program, so I hoped that it could help with my situation. I did a system scan, and it came up with 12 different infections. Unfortunately AVIRA could not "Delete" or "Quarantine" these malware files. Everytime it did, it would just come back again.
Attempt 3: Reformat infected partition on drive.
I backed up the important files on my external, and then did a system reformat on the infected partition of the drive. After that I installed AVG and AVIRA again. Bad news: there were still infected files. Good news: we're now down from 12 to 2.
Attempt 4: Complete reformat.
I ended up deleting the partitions, and doing a complete reformat of the drive. Upon completion of reinstalling WINDOWS XP, my drivers, and etc. I installed Avira and AVG again. Still stuck with the same problem.
Attempt 5: Reboot in safe mode.
Tried rebooting in safe mode and removing with AVIRA program. Nothing came up on the scanners. Rebooted in normal mode still nothing on the scnanners. And then I opened World of Warcraft (WoW), and it would not let me login to my account warning me that a trojan was detected on my computer and that it could compromise my security. WoW reported that it detected something like trojan.agent32. I can't remembeer the exact name at this point.
Attempt 6: Remove with Kaspersky.
Met a programmer in my English lecture at school, he recommended this program. Upon installation of Kaspersky it required me to uninstall AVG. At this point I was desperate so I went through with it. Kaspersky scan picked up 5 worms, 2 trojans; and successfully removed all 7.
Attempt 7: Remove with Norton.
I tried running WoW again, and unfortunately the same warning sign came up again. Ran a scan with Kaspersky and nothing showed up the radar. So then I decided to give Norton a trial run. Unfortunately nothing showed up on its scanners either.
Attempt 8: Complete reformat again.
After action review is still pending, as I am currently in the process of nuking my hard drive.
At this point, I am completly lost. I don't know the next step. What would you guys recommend?
*P.S. Sorry for the long winded post... I really do appreciate all the time you take to read this.
Edited by echang86, 06 November 2008 - 12:41 PM.