Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:02 PM
After the auto-update from Microsoft today, my Dreamweaver would not open. I discovered some I ran Malwarebytes Anti-malware scan and it found nothing. I'm now wondering if there is some kind of malicious scripts still present from an infection I thought I cleaned up in April - I discovered
I did this post a couple of days ago when I wasn't sure if I had a housekeeping problem or some kind of virus/malware.
Dreamweaver.exe.hdmp and Dreamweaver.exe.mdmp both dated 4/15/2009 (I read that these are error dumps ...)
In addition, since April, everytime I right click an item theres a Message that "WS_FTP was not installed correctly" and also the clock in the toolbar now reports in 24 hour time instead of 12 (happened after I ran some tool - I think RegCure...)
...but the most disturbing thing is that the Documents & Folders is full of phantom files
Here's some info I posted in the XP forum a few days ago when I wasn't sure that this was an infection:
I was cleaning up my 3-year old WinXP Home computer. My anti-virus (Avast Home Ed.) trapped a Trojan as I was working so I did a "Standard Sheild" scan - I watched it scan the Documents & Settings folder where it found more than 20,000 files (6+ gbytes worth). Some of the files were called bind.htm and bind.htm - it took Avast a while to scan each one so I assume they are pretty large - but it found nothing.
I tried to locate these folders (all had random names) and were located down in DocsandSettings>username>LocalSettings>...
...on the virus scan I could see a folder TempContent but in the above path there was only "Temp"
I "unhide" all the folders and tried to Search for them - no luck - and can't locate them manually either
I have used a number of malware scanners, anti-virus, etc. products in the past six months fighting off problems - I can't find any indication of infections yet - except for in the past few days I received Google Alerts (that I ordered) but that contained links that let to malware sites ("Your computer is infected", etc.) - it appeared tha Avast trapped them but ....
I've been reading and came across headlines like "Virut PE Win32.Virut.56 Polymorphic Virus on the Rise" dated Feb of this year...
The reg cleaner program RegCure ran over night and corrected a bunch of "errors" (empty registry items, bad file paths, etc. ) - could it be a virus that is creating all of these?
So my first question is how can I tell? I used several Anti-virus scanners and none of them see it (McAfee let the thing in...)
i'm doing a full scan now with Avast but it will take several hours - if someone could give me a clue on what to do next I sure would be grateful!