Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:21 PM
I've been struggling to remove some malware over the past few days and, thus far, have been loosing the battle. Right now I have no desktop icons, no start bar, and limited permissions in task manager - even when booted into safe mode. I've tried running some malware removal software by starting the programs form the task manager window, but all malware removal programs appear to have been rendered useless. I even tried running some new installs of these programs and changing the names of the executables for those programs, but that did not work either. I tried running DDS and RootRepeal but didn't have much luck. The window for DDS opens, but no log files get generated (I waited over 10 minutes). RootRepeal begins to install, but just "initializes" forever.
However, I was able to run HijackThis but realized after the fact that I originally ran version 1.99.1. I tried running version 2.0.2 tonight with no luck, I just can't get this version to save the log file - either it's not doing it, or it's putting the log someplace I'm not thinking to look. I tried posting the log file from 1.99.1 but the forum doesn't want to let me.
Additional Info (if it even matters): I'm currently running a desktop PC with Windows XP (service pack 3) and I typically run new updates as they become availlable. My internet runs through our a wireless router that also serves our laptop computer (which runs Vista and seems to be unaffected thus far). The Desktop PC is connected via an ethernet cable to the router if that makes a difference.
Any help would be greatly appreciated - I'm at a complete loss for what to do!