Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:34 PM
A friend told me that when he had a serious infection, that the forum saved him and recommend I try it. I am on the verge of reformatting, which wouldn't be my preference obviously as I am going on Vacation tomorrow and don't really want to stay up all night re-installing drivers.
On saturday (at the time I was running Avast! antivirus,) I got a pop up saying that a trojan had been located, when I tried to "move it chest," I got a message saying that the file couldn't be accessed, so I clicked "delete." This continued to happen in rapid sucession and so I stopped what I was doing and did a boot time scan. The scan turned up a bunch of stuff, which I moved all the the "chest." This unfortuantely meant that I had moved some vital files and as a result, windows wouldn't boot, even in safe mode. So I booted from the windows disk, did a repair and got my machine running, and then the warnings started again.
So I started getting busy doing searches and following cleaning instructions. I switched to McAfee, and since sunday, I have been running almost every scan known to man. At one point I thought I had the whole thing cleaned and then during a Malwarebytes scan, the virus reappeared and started to re-populate. Then last night, the same thing occurred, during a scan, all sorts of warnings started to show up, this time resulting in another problem called PCantspyware2010, which I have since gotten rid of.
I am currently on the last scan of the "Security Tango," which involves, cleaning out your temp internent files, which I did with CCleaner, then running CWShredder (just in case,) Stinger, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, then a full scan with McAfee. I have updated all those programs and the last 3 all detect the virus and claim to remove it and then it is there in the task manager running as a process as soon as I start. The first time I did "the tango" I restarted whenever a finished scan told me to, but because braviax.exe always seemed to show back up at restart, this time I have run the scans consecutively without restart and I am waiting for the McAfee full scan to finish.
In addition to these scans I have also run, Trend-micro housecall and SDfix. I am currently at work, but I am heading home at lunch to see how the scans turned out, at that point, if need be I can post a Hijack this log or whatever anyone needs to help me.
Any help would really help me out, otherwise it is a pot of coffee and late night reformatting....