Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:56 AM
I need expert help to help a friend.
Mandy's Computer was infected with WinVirusPro. Using advice from sites like this, OTM, and malwarebytes, I thought I was able to remove it.
The computer seemed to function well. However, the worst was yet to come. The first time I got online, feeling protected by AVG, and searching for antispyware programs, I was hit with another more tenacious problem. My desktop blazed with a WARNING message, that I was infected and my family and friends were at risk. Only a shutdown would be rid of it. I was able to return to a working state after return to last good configuration. But something dark still lurks in this computer.
I believe I have a rootkit, and something called Skynet and more. I believe it is the same problem that another member, Thomas Lovie described on August 27th, 2009. Farbar was helping him, and I believe the same advice would do me good. He described my problem when he said, I've tried running HiJackThis, MalwareBytes anti-malware, ad-aware, Spybot S&D, RootRepeal. The results are pretty much the same for all of these programs. The scan/analysis starts, sometimes it gets partway through scanning, and then the application window gets closed. After this happens, in the case of .exe files, the resulting program is rendered useless, in that further attempts to launch it result in a "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." and you also cannot rename, or delete the file.
I do appreciate the opportunity to ask for help here. I have taken advice from your experts from the sidelines so many times and I have benefited from their knowlege and willingness to share it freely. I have learned. More importantly, I have learned when I am in over my head.
Any help would be appreciated.