Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:59 PM
I few weeks ago I got hit hard by some kind of virus when trying to watch a "Top Gear" episode/video on a car site that required downloading a minerva torrent. The other members of the car site were I got the link were not infected when doing this except one person had something that tried to install but was blocked. One of the main ones that came up was Trojan SHeur2AMPY and Generic 13BLTA. I was unable to stay in safemode to try to run scanners. It would go into the menu after hitting F8 but when I would select what type of safemode I wanted(networking, etc) it would say it had a problem and could not do it. I ran a bunch of scans with AVG, Spybot, Yahoo antispy, Malwarebytes, Windows malicious tool in regular mode, and downloaded Avira. It seemed to clear most of it up but every so often Spybot and Spywareblaster would show 2-4 sites without protection when I would check them and I still can not scan in safe mode but aside from being a little slower then normal the computer has run fine for a couple weeks after doing all the scans.
Today the computer has a bunch of things on it, when I run Avira it shuts the computer down as soon as it starts scanning, with AVG it reports a bunch of different infections of Trojan BackDoor Generic 112ND but AVG will not let me remove any of them, it says "cannot be removed by standard user rights, Do you want to remove threat as power user?" and after selecting yes it still won't let me, it is completely useless, Spybot got something called Win32.Agent.p2, Yahoo anti spy got Kollah ADV and SillyDI GYI but it would not remove them either saying an administrator had to do it or I am unable to do it. I reinstalled Avira but it still shuts the computer down as soon as it starts scanning. Can't stay or scan in safe mode either like before. When I do searches on Yahoo and it comes up with sites including Bleeping Computer usually when I click on it, it will take me to some sports, electronics, odd search site, etc which I know are shady. Nothing really looks all that fishy on Hijack when I ran it and I don't see any fishy programs on add/remove programs.
A few months ago I did install an older harddrive from a dead computer that was clean to intall some files on this computer and had to go into a few startup modes and tinker to get it to work. I possibly could have done something that is messing with staying in safemode but I think it is the virus not letting me to scan in safe mode. My system is Windows XP.
What should I do? Can I dowload and run those programs like super anti spyware and some of the others recommended on this site in normal mode instead on Safemode?