My last successful full scan with AVG was on Sunday, May 2 and it didn't find anything major (just cookie items). So whatever I got infected with, it either happened within the past 9 days, or it just got past AVG etc. I don't see any point in running it now, since I can't get updated virus definitions anyway, so I haven't done it since this mess started. My Windows firewall was turned off for some reason. Not sure if I did this at some point and just forgot to turn it back on (dumb, I know), but it's on now. I found this out as I was checking all my settings, and a window keeps popping up, supposedly from Windows Firewall, telling me that suspicious software has been blocked by Windows Firewall. It's called Win32.Brontok, and it wants me to click a button that says Enable Protection. But for all I know that is a fake message and if I click it, it will install that worm! I even managed to find a Brontok removal tool online and I scanned my computer and it couldn't find it to remove it. So not sure if I have it. And I don't see how that window from Windows Firewall can be legit, because my firewall was still turned off when it started coming up! So I never click Enable Protection, I just x-out of the window. Should I click Enable Protection???
My system info:
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Firfefox: version 3.0.10
HijackThis version: 2.0.2
AVG version: 8.5.323; virus database verison: 270.12.22/2105
I'm attaching my HiJack This log file, which is a text document. If I could get DDS to work, I would do that as it is listed in the forum instructions. I think I've given all the necessary info. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thank you in advance for any help. This is my first virus/trojan/worm/infection issue in 11 years of using computers. Hopefully it's not the start of a regular thing. UGH!
Edited by TinaG, 11 May 2009 - 08:13 PM.