So I've had this problem, shamefully, for many weeks and I've just gotten around to seeking help. The problem began when NOD32 popped up and said there was a threat on a website (can't remember what, and don't have a log). Afterwards my Internet Explorer would open up every couple of minutes by itself and direct me to random websites for products. Internet Explorer was not my primary browser.
I ran an in-depth scan with NOD32 and used SUPERAntiSpyware, and the popups stopped.
The threats that were found and deleted (only by SUPERAntiSpyware):
And a lot of tracking cookies
Currently my computer still randomly slows down, my Desktop disappeared to a white screen with "Active Desktop Recovery," degraded-quality desktop icons, and a button that says "Restore Desktop," which doesn't work. Automatic Updates is always turned off, and won't stay on. Every time I use the Shift button below my Enter key, my computer beeps. Lastly, my fingerprint scanner on startup recognizes and approves my scan, but doesn't log me on: "Cannot log on user."
Scanning last night and today, these threats were found by both NOD32 and SUPERAntiSpyware:
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\byyoykty.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\gaqkhq.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\qoMfefEw.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\ujbbtvif.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\WINDOWS\system32\niqybibb.dll - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\WINDOWS\system32\yviwvbqa.dll - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
Operating memory - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
c:\windows\system32\grytcwjl.dll - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
It said everything was automatically deleted, but the problems still persist. And every few days when I rescan, many of them will reappear.
Any direction in these problems would be great. I wasn't sure whether or not to break this thread up into several, since technically there are a number of issues, though most of them are related or identified. If this doesn't comply with the forum rules, please advise.
Edited by ic32987, 16 February 2009 - 02:12 PM.