I'm running XP Home with SP2. Unfortunately I haven't had the disk for a long time, and I'm hoping I can get by without having to buy a new one.
Here a small recap of SOME of the things I've tried, in no particular order...
HijackThis - works, I can post a log if needed.
MalwareBytes - works, gotten rid of some things, detects but can't get rid of uacinit.dll however, it comes back
ComboFix - opens after renaming, but tells me AVG is running though I'm pretty sure it isn't. Crashes the computer if I try to run it anyway.
I've also cleaned up all temp files/cookies/etc.
I've tried numerous other programs, many won't open due to various errors.
- Originally, Windows ended up freezing. After rebooting, I'd get about 10 seconds on the desktop before it froze again - the mouse however still worked. After more reboots, I started getting a black screen after things loaded, mouse still worked, nothing else did. I managed to get into Safe Mode with networking, cleaned things up a bit, then managed to get back into regular mode for a while. Not sure what changed, but now when I try to boot in regular mode, Windows stops at the Welcome screen; mouse works again, nothing else. I'm now stuck in Safe Mode.
- Can't seem to open Device Manager or any other .msc file, though they are still present I believe.
- Some anti-virus programs need renaming in order to open.
- Various websites - seemingly just security websites - redirect to spam websites. Strangely, only Google search result links seem affected. I can get around this by clicking Google's cached links, or entering url's into the address bar manually.
That's all I can think to say.. I can provide any other info requested. I'm aware that my computer is now compromised but I really want to avoid having to reformat and reinstall everything. Unfortunately, I will be away for a couple weeks as of tomorrow evening, but I can still reply during that period, though from a different computer of course.
Edited by dustinshadoe, 15 July 2009 - 10:03 PM.