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I require some assistance in removing ad/spyware


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#1 FromHolland

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:11 AM

Hello,

I have a problem,

About a week ago my computer got infected with something and i started getting popups from IE. I ran a few scans from spybot and avg removed the threats(or at least they stated to have removed the threats). Still getting popups and scanners not finding anything i decided to block my IE's acces to the internet with my firewall. Popups still came but only empty can't connect screens.

Scanning in safe mode didn't help me very much and my computer still worked pretty normal so i searched the internet for solutions using alternatives for IE (mozilla / google chrome). At a certain point the scanners apparently picked up something called virtumonde. Knowing what to look for i used mozilla at first and ofcourse found alot of information regarding the problem. Than the trojan / virus started to cause trouble every time i got to close to solutions of removing it. (it simple closed every active screen of IE mozilla virus scanners / everything except chrome and threw me right back to the desktop).
The same happened when i tried accessing my windows folder for a peek it just threw my right back to the desktop.

Searching on chrome i found a number of things i tried to remove this persistent little bugger.
Combofix,
Vundofix,

I also tried alternate spyware / virus scanners which found i believe pretty much every infection.
First: spyware doctor, scanned and removed pretty much everything and for a while the coast seemed clear but unfortunately it was still there.
Secondly: Bitdefender, scanned and removed almost everything and couldn't take action on 2 items because they were part of an archive. (also bitdefender classified the threat as vundo instead of virtumonde but i believe those are both the same).

Right now the problem has begotten quite big since normal windows mode is working perhaps the first 15 seconds and after that it is pretty much braindead. (enough time to do a hijackscan and log but i need help on that)
safemode still works properly (but without network options somehow that changed and is no longer possible)(this post is made from another pc)

I really need some help since all the solutions i viewed on the different forums didn't work for me.

Thanks in advance!

~the guy from holland~

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:38 PM

read some of the other posts of people have similar recent problems and tried malwarebyte anti malware to remove the bugger. (tnx this was useful)

1st attempt in safe mode 'removed 3 items'
2nd attempt in normal windows mode 'removed 2 items and required reboot'
3rd attempt in normal windows mode 'system clean'

now i'm just having trouble with the aftermath, my computer is now extremely slow and because of this i'm having alot of crashes.

Any1 have tips on how to fix up my pc after it has been cleaned?

edit: fixed topic can be closed now!

Edited by FromHolland, 14 January 2009 - 01:48 PM.





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