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Worst Virus Ever...Part II


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#1 pwrmac7100

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

This is a continuation of the thread...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/208115/worst-virus-everfor-me/

Hi All,

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.

- Josh

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:09 PM

Looks like this guy (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic207808.html) is having the same problems. Is there no way to keep the information on my backup drives?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

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Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:07 AM

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