Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:01 AM
Good morning --
I recently experienced an alureon infection on one computer at home, and had professional help running combofix and Malware Bytes Anti-malware to remove it successfully.
Yesterday, another laptop, running Windows XP Home edition on a separate network alerted me via Windows Defender and AVG that it was infected with many, many things including rustock.b and vundo. Icons began flickering on and off, everything ran extremely slowly, and the computer kept crashing. AVG and Windows Defender could not seem to successfuly delete any of the corrupted files.
I restarted the computer in Safe Mode and downloaded and ran combofix. It found several infected files and deleted them. Now, however, I am unable to connect to the internet. I reset the router, and restarted the computer a few times. I tried in safe mode and regular mode. I also attempted to run ipconfig\release (renew), but the computer cannot find any ip settings for the computer. I ran AVG once more in Safemode, and it did not find any infections (though I'm not sure I trust this).
Any suggestions about what I might try next? I would run MBAM, but I cannot connect to download this.
Thanks so much