The user (my auntie) downloaded and used limewire for quite some time (against my advice) but this time was struck when a movie file asked her to download a program to run the movie.
Her system was infected and she deleted limewire (Original files used to infect the pc have already been deleted) and tried to run avg (which failed)
Symptoms and things i have tried. Note most of these passed the installation process
- Cant Open many virus scanners/malware scanners.
- Web site redirects.
- Windows policies changed to prevent some programs running.
- Uninstalled Java, reinstalled it.
- Windows recovery fails to start.
- Avg(fails to load)
- ComboFix (fails to load)
- Super anti spyware (fails to load)
- SDfix (fails to load)
- Spybot Search n destroy (fails to load)
- Nod32 (full system scan found 60 items cleared them all and now no more random .exe files appear in C, however browser hijacking and .exe files still fail to load even renaming them to different things)
- HJT(cleared everything,(there was not much left after i uninstalled java and virus scanners ect) Things pop back up in there.
- MBam(Fails to load but with an error) the error is
- Header "vcAccelerator SGrid II Controll"
- message " Run-Time error "0" "
- next error
- Header "Malware Antibytes' Anti-Malware"
- message "Automation error"
- Had help in majorgeeks forums but the last comment was after my logs were read "i cant see any malware present on your system".
- Also tried online scans, the websites with the specific scan fail to load.
- Constant redirection to Webclicks.
Crap Cleaner works and i cleaned as much as i could out.
Reg edit works but i have no idea what to look for anymore.
Note Java once uninstalled would not reinstall returning an error along the lines of "you do not have permission", i had help from the majorgeeks forum to run a reg file that got it working.
The system seems hijacked, but i cannot determine what is causing it. It seemed completely stealthed or part of windows (which leads me to believe some policies are stopping me doing things)