Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:25 AM
I'm once again infected by some kind of virus/malware/worm. I was downloading a bunch of AV/investigative tools on download.com (cnet):
Here's what I downloaded:
-Trojan Guarder gold edition
-antihook by infoprocess
-Norton AV 2009 (not yet installed)
-Kingsoft AV (not yet installed)
-system safety monitor
-AVG free (not yet installed)
-Ad-aware (didn't work)
-Mcafee rootkit detective
Just to try a bunch of them if they were working, I downloaded some. Anyway, I didn't know my recovering laptop was once again infected until I plugged my USB to my friend's laptop with a Kaspersky AV and found the following hidden folders:
So I checked my laptop. I ran Mcafee on it and sure enough, it found the three, hiding behind the label of ANTIVIRUS.TXT. I renamed it using the mcafee and checked it on its location in drive c but it's not there.
Anyway, I checked on ccleaner and found a new process in startup: %system%kernelfaultcheck -etc- *couldn't remember*. I disabled it for good measure and rebooted. Of course, it was a normal reboot, but my laptop just seems to get slower and slower as time passes. Maybe it's old age.
Currently, I have Avast and system safety monitor on. Avast behaves weird sometimes, saying it couldn't open and is turned off at the start. I don't really know for sure.
I've cleaned up the registry and drive c but I get the feeling my laptop is still infected.