I was infected by malware of some sort that took over my computer and kept telling me I am infected and needed to buy ANTISPYWARE 2010 to clean up the infection.
This infection first turned off my AVG software (without me even realizing it) then the pop ups started happening like crazy. I tried finding out through Gooogle what kind of infection I had based upon the ANTISPYWARE 2010 message I was getting. I was directed to many different types of software removal tools. SOme worked to remove part of the infection, but the infection either replicated itself or move to different locations on my harddrive/windows OS.
I was told to try HIJACKTHIS, but as soon as I tried initializing the program it would shut off immediately. I tried SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY..again it was terminated by the virus just as it started running, I tried TROJAN REMOVER but again it was terminated once it tried removing the virus it managed to identify (after that, the program would not work at all...I keep getting a message about not having permission). I tried MALWAREBYTES it was terminated before starting. I then tried SPYWARE DOCTOR which surprisingly managed to make it through the full scan of my computer and removed some of the ROOTKIT infections and SPYWARE INFECTIONS. I was ecstatic thinking I had rid myself of the problem, but they are still there. I was able to reactivate my AVG antivirus program but AVG can not detect the virus/malware. The virus is still exerting its effect on my computer by stopping programs from running, causing my computer memory to run to ZERO or the harddrive to spin wildly or take foreven to load a program. My browsers will freeze, return error pages, shut off automatically and a host of other crazy reactions.
I had the name of the rootkits that infected my computer, but when SPYWARE DOCTOR cured it...or so I thought... I didn't keep the written down names. When I run scans (FULL) with SPYWARE DOCTOR it detects nothing, but the effects of the virus/malware indicate that they are still there. I also tried a couple of othere antiviruse/malware programs, but nothing seems to work: STOPZILLA, KASPERSKY, A2ANTIMALWARE, etc etc
I know I am not giving you much info to make all of this clear, but I am at the point of doing a reinstall, but thought I would give you guys a try first.
Edited by HERCULES1X, 16 October 2009 - 07:49 AM.