Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:28 AM
I am using Avast Pro Edition on Dell desktop with Win XP. Avast is set to update dat files automatically, so I believe I have the latest editions 090926. On 092709 PC was infected with Win32:Spyware-gen (trj) in the A0198811.dll file. I know this because when I attempted an Avast virus check a warning came up and said to reboot PC and run book time scan. I ran the boot scan, however at the end of the scan the PC froze on the instructions to press a key to delete/move this virus etc.
So I had to turn off the PC and then I started it in safe mode. I also started another Avast thorough virus scan in safe mode that has been running for 18 hrs....very slowly. Should I stop this slow scan? Start it again in normal mode? Try another boot scan? How do I start a boot scan?
I updated and ran Malwarebytes and it didn't detect a virus. I also have Spybot that runs in the background, but haven't run a scan with it yet. How can I best remove this virus?