i'm a newbie so be gentle. i'm no techie and may need a little hand holding, so please bear with me. i finally got rid of a very nasty rootkit on my roomate's computer. it was the Antivirus Pro (rouge spyware)/SKYNET/svchast.exe/PEV.exe combo. i ran everything, and i mean everything
to remove it and am now confident it's gone. got all the sneaky hidden system and registry keys - what a nightmare. this sucker turned off the firewall, corrupted all the exe files so none of the spyware removers would run, turned off the system restore and messed with the internet connection so that i couldn't get online. anyhoo, that being said, everything is back up and running now, with the one exception of the internet - i haven't been able to get online. oddly enough i am able to send and receive email and the wireless connection works fine but i can't get my homepage (or any other) to load. it just says it's 'timed out'. Any help with this would be greatly
appreciated - until then, i am going to return pulling out my hair...
here's my pertinent info:
- dell dimensions PC running windows xp home
- using linksys wireless-g router
- using online armor free firewall