OMG you guys don't know how happy I am to find this thread. I have been fiddling with this darn virus for the last three days. I have learned from a trusted buddy on youtube about malwarebytes, superantispyware, and ATF cleaner. I have been using malware bytes and have been getting more results with it than with super anti spyware. Crane girl, just about everything that you have been describing has been happening to me. For me I started noticing strange things about a week ago when my computer would not wake up out of standby, everytime this happened I had to shut it down manually. The day before yesterday though when I turned on my computer. I got that black background and the grey box too. The difference is that I already know to use malware bytes and antispyware, so I immediately got rid of the nasty virus that was causing my background to do that, or so I thought. Basically all the other things that you were talking about like it opening documents did'nt happen to me since I fixed it fast. After I stopped seeing the crazy background I was relieved. Then I realized the problem wasnt gone. Random websites opening instead of what I was searching for. Basically I have had the exact same dilemma as you
. But I have noticed some other things that you didn't bring up. For example 3 days ago when I first started noticing really weird things was my inability to save pictures off the internent as JPEG's and instead only as Bitmaps. Supposedly this is a common problem when your temporary internet files cache is too full. To solve the problem I emptied it, but it still forces me to save photos as bitmap. On top of this I do a lot of sharing with rar files. I was downloading a rar file from rapidshare and when I tried to open it with winrar (a program used for opening rar and zipfiles), I got a box that said it could not open. In my interpretation winrar uses the temporary internet files folders to open the rar files. So again I run into problems with my temporary internet files cache. On top of all of this I have McAfee SecurityCenter, it keeps popping up with a window telling me that I am getting buffer overflow, this happens whenever I am hooked up to the internet, I think the virus is trying to rewrite some of my critical systems folders, thankfully I have been blocking it so it won't do that. My logs from malwarebytes looks like yours too, and I can never seem to get rid of all the bugs either. Like you said there is like a couple or there is a bunch of bugs. Although MBAM never told me that I had Vundo like yours did, but I am guessing thats what it is. So yea this is a really bad virus/ malware and sadly I don't think the regular anti virus programs are going to fix it. Thank you so much for helping us Budapest, because I have no idea what I would do if it wasn't for your advice.
Ill try what you were saying and see if it helps. Hey cranegirl see if you have the same problem too when trying to save pictures off the internet.
Edited by deanthebean, 29 April 2009 - 09:55 PM.