I recently visited a site that forced a popup to appear. Once this happened, I got an icon in the system tray saying I was infected with a virus. I have AVG Free installed and a threat detect box appeared. It removed the annoying icon and bubble message but it seems to have left a trace of something behind because when I try to do a scan with mbam, spybot search and destroy, and spyhunter, the programs just close. Then when I try to open them again, I get a message saying "Windows can not access the specified drive, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I have tried going into the properties of the exe file but the security tab is missing.
AVG Free allowed me to do a scan and it found b.exe which is did remove (I searched on google and it told me that this was a poprock virus). AVG will no longer let me do a scan. I clicked the button to scan and nothing happens. I also looked in the resident processes in spybot and it told me that poprock process was added to the system startup so I'm presuming that this is the virus.
I have tried running these programs in safe mode and I get the same results. The security tab is visible in safe mode so I have change the permissions again and that lets me run the program again but during the scan, it closes and I get the same "permissions" message, meaning I'd have to change the options in the securoty tab again.
So, you see my problem. I have downloaded dds and rootrepeal and these dont work. DDS shows the dosbox then closes and nothing happens. Rootrepeal began its scan, then closed. I tried rootrepeal again and i got the "permissions" message.
I am new to trojan / virus removal. I have used mbam a few times to get rid of previous viruses / malware no probs but I'm stuck here.
Any help in the "idiots-guide-type" would be greatly apprecaited.
Thanks in advance,
Edited by The weatherman, 27 September 2009 - 08:42 AM.
Moved from HJT to a more appropriate forum. Tw