I got infected by a nasty malware while surfing the internet. popups were created immediately so I knew right away something was happening. I wasted no time in running Norton AV and Ad-aware. Norton says it had found and removed the problem (Trojan.Vundo and Trojan.Metajuan)and I should restart. But everything got worse after first restart. No programs wanted to work. I even tried to backup personal files to Cd/Dvd and Nero did not recognize my burner.
Now my situation is:
1. Even in safe mode, I cannot run any anti-spyware software: Spybot and Spyeraser do not show up even though they are seen running in windows task manager. Then the .exe application file will no longer work. When I tried to run them again, it will say "Windows cannot access he specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item."
2. Cannot connect to any website, it always shows trying to connect. (The connection itself shows OK). - I downloaded AVG after the first restart and it found and fixed 8 of 12 problems found. I rebooted and was then unable to get on internet and AVG does not work anymore.
3. Worst of all, I can't even post the HijackThis logs. It does not start - telling me I do not have permissions
Like MaxGen there could be other symptoms I have yet to discover. I too have never seen this kind of nasty stuff. Please help!!!
PS - As I am writing this Norton is blocking data-miners (infostealer.gamepass)
Norton initially tried to remove these files: Packed.Generic.223,Packed.Generic.243,Trojan.Metajuan,Trojan.Vundo,Trojan.Fakeavalert
Update - I have results from Activescan 2.0
Medium danger level (1)
Trj/Alureon.BB Virus Active
Low danger level (1)
Generic Trojan Virus Active
Update 2 - I have found a suspicious file
C:\Hiberfil.sys shows 3.4gb file size. Jotti says the file is 0 bytes!
Edited by blackstaroblivion, 29 August 2009 - 12:58 PM.