Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:01 PM
My computer (running Windows XP) became un-usable, running extremely slowly before crashing, with the internet only opening Pop-ups.
I have run McAfee Anti-virus, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, both in 'Normal' and in 'Safe' modes. Each of these scans have found several Trojans / Malware which they apparently removed, including Trojan.virtumonde, Smithfraud-C and "Malware.Trace".
Currently Spybot is finding 3 occurances of "Win32.Agent.pz" every time it is run, and Malwarebytes shows "Malware.Trace" each time it's run, even though I choose to "fix problems" after scanning with both programmes.
Other current symptoms are slow operation (for example it takes a minimum of two minutes for an Internet Explorer window to open after clicking on the shortcut), my Windows Firewall being disabled each time the computer is started, and something which is trying to connect to the internet al lthe time.