Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:48 AM
I appear to have multiple infections on my PC but none of the traditional remedies appear to help in eradicting it!!
I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2 with AVG Free as my Anti-Virus. I have Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware installed and fully up to date. I have also tried using CWShredder, Vundofix and MS Malicious Software Removal Tool.
AVG is picking up a virus called Sheur2.gnw which has infected C:\windows\system32\userinst.exe. However it will not let me heal the infection at all (Googled it and can't find any info). I also noticed at this time that my Windows Firewall had been disabled and that I could not reactivate it (still can't do it). I then downloaded Zone Alarm and this appears to be working normally.
In addition to this I have a band of what appears to be Russian Text at the bottom of the page in every IE Window (I was running 6 when this started yesterday but I have since upgraded to 7). Nothing that I run seems to remove this at all (it scrolls up and down the page as you do)!! I cannot post to this site using IE (as it will not display the site properly) but I can using Opera (no such problems with the Russian Text on Opera).
Clearly I have a plethora of associated problems that are beyond my limited capabilities and nothing I seem to do clears it up. I would be most grateful for any pointers that you think may be useful in my quest!!