Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:57 PM
I have an infected computer with xp os, Windows Defender, AVG Free 8, windows firewall and Advanced SystemCare 3. My son primarily uses this computer and downloads lots of music and visits sites like Face Book and My Space with Firefox. I have the security programs set to run daily and then run them manually once a week for updates and scans.
Sunday every time he attempted to go onto the internet, the browser would flash open and then close. After hours of searching the web, I finally came across information that this might be caused by malware and when I did a computer scan, it popped up that there was some malware and cleaned it. However the problem was not resolved and second scanned showed more malware. Downloaded Spybot and did a scan and more malware was detected and deleted however browsers would still not open and computer was getting very slow. Each time I ran AVG and Spybot, it would show new malware, delete it and then is would show up again. I was thinking maybe this is roachware and it is multiplying with each breath I take. So then tried online scanning on two sights, Bit Defender and another one I have used before and both showed malware but said it could not remove them all. I then found this sight and followed directions about using SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and ATF. I run the first one and clean things out, then the next and it gets rid of malware and then restarts and then I run the third and it finds more and deletes. Then I start over and more malware is found and it always seem it is different. So far I have deleted over 200 malware and have been involved in this cycle for two days.
Examples are Trojan.Agent/Gen-Reader_s, Rotkit.Agent/Gen-ETHDrop, from Super and mbam Trojan.Banker, Rootkit.Agent, Trojan.PWS, Malware.Trace, Trojan.Vundo.H, Trojan.Agent, Backdoor.Bot. After about the 15 scan I still have 6 registry keys infected, 6 registry vales infected, 4 registry data items infected, 1 folder infected and 17 files infected. At this point I am thinking it would be quicker to just reformat my computer but am concerned if I do I will still have this malware. Any ideas?