Soo... Hi all. I know I have a virus. It's exceedingly obvious. But what isn't exceedingly obvious is how to kick it out of my computer. I've run: McAfee, AVG, and avast and nothing can do anything. I've also run a registry scan through AVG and cleaned with a registry cleaner.
AVG Is the only thing to pick anything up, on its command line scan through safe mode. It has snagged Trojans: Generic13.ATPH and generic14.FD, as well as something called Downloader.Zlob_r.FF, and something else called Crypt.FKY
I'm also positive that there is another virus/malware that isn't being detected running things from behind the scenes and was the one that downloaded these other ones. It is a browser hijacker.
Whenever I start up windows (I have XP Home btw), I look into my running processes, and there has been anywhere in the range of 1-5 iexplore.exe processes running right on login, even though there aren't any windows for them. I can also hear the little clicks like a link being clicked in IE in the background through my speakers. The funny thing is that I don't use IE, I use Chrome.
There isn't any process I can see that is virus related though a while ago A.exe, B.exe, and C.exe were running before McAfee took them down.
I also shut down the explorer.exe process before I do anything because otherwise the comp freezes. I cannot use any Icons or the start bar even when it's running either.
I have tried everything within my limited knowledge on this subject to get rid of this and have so far failed. Can someone help me?
PS: When I search on google on ANY browser, if I click a link it first goes to some random ad site and I have to go back and click it again to get to the actual site.
PPS: I cannot run Hijackthis, MalwareBytes or anything anti spyware related it seems. I click, see the hourglass, and then can see the process in TaskManager, but the window does not open.
Edited by afunyun, 12 July 2009 - 06:40 PM.