Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:41 AM
Well, this is my first post, and never thought I'd be doing this... but I've ran into a computer problem that I cant fix on my own (I'm highly proficient with PCs, and myself have worked in IT, and am now a programmer).
This is really frustrating to not be able to solve this one on my own. I will probably end up having to reformat & reinstall, but I thought I'd try this first. I really dont want to have to reformat, as I just got windows the way I like it (again), and I have a 1.5TB hard drive that is full (with no way to backup 500gb of that).
Anyways, I dont even know where to begin, as there are so many infections. I've done all the usual (multiple times in and out of safe mode): run hijackthis, combofix, manually cleaned out the registry, swept my hard drive for suspicious files, (attempted) online virus scans, etc etc etc.
Its been about 3 weeks now since I was last able to use my desktop. PLEASE let me know what is needed to get started. The files that APPEAR to be giving the most problems are reader_s.exe and services.exe ... but thats only the half of it. I was somehow able to get to the final step of trendmicro housecall online virus scan (before something shut it down), and it had informed me of over 20 distinct malwares/viruses in over 2000 files! Like I said, its a mess. I dont know how many I have taken care of myself, but some just keep coming back anyways. HELP!