Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:23 PM
Hi, thank you very much in advance to anyone who can help!
I posted last Thursday at Techguy.org but never got a response, so I shut that down and was wondering if anyone could help me here!
The problem (as I observed it) started with constant redirects from overclick.cn on Firefox (whenever I was using Google) and very occasional pop-ups from IE. I ran Malwarebytes, it found some infected files, but then said I was clear. I also downloaded and ran Avira and did the same thing (I know it's bad to have two AVs, but Symantec had been worrying me--not communicating with Windows properly and saying itself that it had been updated, but then Windows would tell me it was out of date).
The overclick problem, however, has continued. My computer is also extremely slow and seems almost completely unable to boot up in regular mode (I've been running it in Safe Mode because of that and to try to prevent other infections). I left it alone for 2 days and when I came back to it it had one of those AntiVirus Pro fake spyware software alerts, so I restarted the computer and ran Malwarebytes immediately. It again found infection, but, after removal, said I was in the clear. Yet, if anything, the problems have gotten worse. I can now have trouble loading almost any site in Firefox or IE, even though Thunderbird is clearly working. The computer (especially restarting) also occasionally blue-screens.
On top of that, I've noticed a few more things now:
-My computer is now saying there's a CD drive E, though there wasn't before, and there's no such physical drive present.
-Both My Computer and Windows Explorer no longer have their icons--just the default blank one.
-Symantec's LiveUpdate and Avira's update are both encountering errors now and failing to update.
The last thing leads me to believe I may have some variation of Conficker (since the AV is being interfered with.
And now, I went to download DDS and attach its log, but when I go to run DDS, it says: "The system cannot find the file specified."
Please, if anyone has any ability to help, I would be eternally grateful! Thank you, in advance, so much for your time!