- My computer has been slowing down to something like 90% of the memory taken up, just with one or no programs running. I've been getting the popups along the lines of "your computer has been infectected click here to fix". When I tried to do a system restore it failed, and erased all my restore points.
- running AVG and Malwarebytes (not simultaneously of course) crashed it
Avira, S&D, Superantispyware, Spywareblaster, found little things here and there but didnt solve the big problem. I honestly don't even remember the other things I tried, I was too stressed out and this was about 2 weeks ago. There were more "symptoms" that I don't' remember, but after I looked them up, it was clearly virtumonde (at least)
Ran wise registry cleaner, I know they're useless, but I think it helped a bit.
- Trojan remover found it, and i think something else, I tried running it 3 or 4 times at different points of other cleanup, and it kept giving me an error message after restart that not all intended components could be removed.
I went into startup processes and manually (looked up) and disabled everything that was bad according to my research, once again, I'm not an expert, I don't remember what they were. That helped a ton after restart.
Adaware keeps finding it, and deleting, but after restart, and running it again, it finds the same thing.
While Adaware keeps finding it, VirtumundobeGone and Vundo Fix don't see anything.
Now all I get is a random popup error window, saying "content could not be displayed" and the address is something like "www.adurlg....smth.." and then a long line of numbers and symbols
I do have HJT. I was trying to do the directions on the site, but I don't understand how to backup the data. I went wit the first program that this site recommended ( it has a mushroom icon) it kept telling to designate drive G: (or D?) as the target even if it doesn't exist, and that wouldn't work. Then it did when I picked the actual drive D: labeled HD recovery. Its about 9G and was mostly free. After running the backup for a couple of minutes, it said it ran out of space. And now I dont know where to backup to, and the drive still shows up as full even thought I deleted that zip document....
Sorry this is long, trying to give a summary of my ongoing battle . Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by Gala, 15 January 2009 - 02:56 AM.