First off, I'm not a computer rookie by an means. I've talked to several friends who are baffled by my problem as well...
I recently upgraded my system from an AMD X2 4600+ to a AMD Phenom II 940, which required a new MoBo and RAM. After backing up my computer to an separate internal drive, I formatted my main drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro (with SP2). I began putting all my programs, drivers, and data back on the computer when I started to experience virus problems...AVG would pop-up saying it detected a problem blah blah blah. I tried Spybot, MalwareBytes, and AVG but the problem persisted. Eventually, it got so bad the computer wouldn't boot properly...after loading the Windows XP splash screen the system would shutdown and restart all over again. I tried running all the cleaning programs in SafeMode; they cleaned some things but the problem still persisted.
Since the first incident (3 days ago) I have reinstalled Windows about 8X's! I've tried formatting the main drive (quick and full), I've tried repairing the Windows installation (recovery console and automated)...nothing seems to work. A new install seems to get the computer cleaned, but it only lasts a little while.
I assumed the virus is residing on one of my two storage drives, so I disconnected them before reinstalling Windows. I then downloaded AVG, Spybot, Adaware, MalwareBytes, ComboFix, and SuperAntiVirus and ran each. I then attached the drives and ran the programs again...eveything came up roses...but that last only an hour or two.
Finally, this afternoon I thought I had a breakthru when AdAware released their latest definitions. AdAware detected Win32Worm.Pinit (never found this before) and supposedly corrected it...it did not!
Now, I'm at the point where I can boot into SafeMode and run Spybot, AdAware, MalwareBytes, SuperAntiVirus, and AVG and THEY ALL claim that I am clean. However, when I try to boot into Widows I have problems. Not only do I still get AVG pop-ups about detecting viruses, Windows does not book properly. I have manually launch Explorer.exe from TaskManager window.
When I boot into SafeMode and run the programs, they each find the following on the 1st scan:
1. Spybot: Win32.Agent.icb and Win32.Delf.uc
2. AdAware: Win32Worm.Pinit
3. MalwareBytes: Troject.Agent (files are 2.tmp, 3.tmp, etc., and A.tmp, B.tmp, etc.)
I then run all the programs a 2nd time and everything comes up clean...but it's not.
Please, if anyone can help I would be very greatful.
Edited by pwrmac7100, 03 March 2009 - 04:02 PM.