Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:11 PM
My laptop has been infected with some type of Trojan virus, I believe it is the Perfect Defender trojan.
The Symptoms are:
1) I get a frequent pop-up Windows Security Alert message (which is clearly fake) telling me that
"There is unauthorized activity on my computer" from win32.netsky.q and the message claims that this is a trojan and keylogger and that Windows cannot remove it but the message provides an option to go online to search for recommended software, which of course leads to a website where you can download Perfect Defender 2009, which I know to be malware.
2) Outside of running Windows Vista in safe mode I cannot open any browser (Firefox or IE) for more then a few minutes before they crash. MSN also crashes when I attempt to log into my account.
3) Windows Explorer itself crashes immediately when I attempt to use the search tool bar at any time outside of safe mode.
All crashes report a problem with "ovlkpl.dll", I don't know what this is and cannot find it as a running process or a file.
I have run scans using Avast and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, they did find some infected files which were removed but the problem persists and neither of those programs can find any more infections.