Posted 26 December 2008 - 08:21 PM
I came back from a business trip and found our PC quite honked up.
A program called Spyware guard 2008 keeps popping up. Often, 3 or 4 reboots are needed to be able to do anything. After some research, I see that I have Vundo.d, Conhook.d, and Spyware Guard 2008. I've tried a number of methods to get rid of these to no avail.
I've run Windows Defender, MAfee and Windows Live One Care. I think that Windows Live care may have cleaned up a few files but it's hard to tell.
I see that several nonsense services are listed in the Services part of MSCONFIG. Can't uncheck them.
Also, I saw the How To for removing Spyware Gurad, but it requires running Malwarebytes. For wahtever reason, I can't get programs to install. I boot into SafeMode, run the exe and it just sits there. It's listed as a process in TaskMan but nothing going on. I can run Process Exp and Killbot, but can't find much to do with them. Also, HiJack This shows up in the Processes affter trying to run, but no interface shows. Is there just a log that's created?
Live Care scan detected 20 infected files/registry entries and tried to clean them, then said that 5 couldn't be fixed.
I've spent the better part of 2 days on this and am at Wit's End. A little help?