Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:49 AM
I can only say D***, this is one tough bug even the pros cant whip it so again this is not like I am a rookie just uneducated and a little reckless so this will approached as a learning and perhaps a humerus adventure. Where I am so far :
# 1 Backed up my data by imaging the drive twice on separate hard drive partitions . I have 3 hd on system 1 IDE 2 SATA
# 2 Now operating on IDE O with fresh XP Pro SP1 install (2nd attempt, 1st was corrupted from BIOS, "yes" I had to flash BIOS, also enabled bios virus notifier in to remove whatever name this creature is Vundo, etc.) now operating smoothly and locked down tight with tea timer,antivir, avast.
# 3 So stubbornly trying to whip this bug after all removal attempts failed nothing much on HJ log did overlay install (C:windows from xp setup disk no repair option available) nice little hal, no boot no ntldr boot issue so I found a little program to reinstall hal ,ntldr booted a few times ran vundofix, vundobegone, malewarebytes again ,nothing, hj log nothing.
# 4 Guess what, running firefox browser "it's BaaaaK" same ol same ole.
# 5 Tried avast boot rescue disk, nothing major showed, was able to run Spybot which showed tons of vundo infections, but of course cant remove them, and malewarebytes again.still removals failed.
# 7 Got a little agitated and tried ComboFix, not a wise move since I had no Idea what I was doing and promptly crashed my system royally and had to repeat step # 3. Still infected so Went for XP repair install again, this time Setup let me complete the repair and on reboot installed spybot again, vundo still there after repair install.
#8 Tried a couple alternatives, spyware doctor install crased to blue screen, as did a program called OSAM autorun manager that's supposed to get rid of vundo. So either a driver install or the fact that it can harm vundo causes the crash is my best guess.
Additional symptoms not previously mentioned include behavior like BHO, redirects, system file corruption notice popups, computer slowdown, random crashes and hangs, all annoying and frustrating.
I Give Up, Vundo won ---for now
I hope there is a way to salvage this system (4 years of work and 7 years of data) and will go step by step instructions if anyone can help rid this pest. I have data and all the applications backed up and can reinstall one by one to restore system if I can get rid of this agonizing pest.
Please tell me correct order to post logs and where if there is any hope, if not please suggest cleanest way to tranfer files without eventually spreading infection to new OS.