A day or 2 ago, I got a message pop up (think it was through Windows security, but not sure) saying that a program had stopped running and it was due to a known trojan and suggested I run a virus scan asap. I closed everything and ran the Anti-Spyware which found and removed a number of items, then I did a complete system scan using CA Anti-Virus but nothing was found.
Now, however, when I start up the computer my security center is not in the task bar at the bottom as usual and when I open it up it says it needs attention and that I need to Enable Anti-Spyware Real-time protection. I enable this straight away and it seems to stay enabled until the computer is shut down again – obviously something is disabling it on start-up.
When I do a scan with Anti-Spyware it keeps finding SillyDl EWW, which it says is a medium threat downloader. It also finds a number of other items that vary, usually low threat tracking cookies – some of the names are MyGeek and DoubleClick. The program quarantines them and then deletes them, but it only quarantines the SillyDl and I have to delete it from quarantine myself, but it seems to keep reappearing each time I do a scan.
I am also getting a pop up occasionally saying that A.exe has stopped working and as this has only been happening since the original pop up, I'm assuming it is related.
*edit* just restarted the computer again and as well as Anti-Spyware finding 11 items, I had the A.exe has stopped working notice plus I also got an alert window with the following message:
Virus alert: Run antivirus software on your computer
This problem was caused by Trojan.PWS.Legmir.AD / W32.Ahlem.A@mm, a known computer virus.
Could someone advise me what I need to do to remove this please.
Edited by Twinmum, 07 September 2009 - 01:13 AM.