Since Wednesday, my computer seems to be infected by a virus, that I can't locate. The first weird thing that happened was that at soon as I was going on the internet, one if the svchost process was taking half the cpu.
I also noticed that they were a file called zipibn32.exe which was executed as launch time and that would not go away, I could not stop that file to be launch using msconfig, and could not remove that file either from its location.
Using process explorer, I was able to find out that the svchost.exe, the one that was taking 50% of my cpu was using a zipibn32.exe file!, in the safe mode I was able to remove that file and I thought I was done.
Now I have a process IEXPLORE.exe that launches at boot time and initiated by SYSTEM, windows won't let me kill that process, I cannot find what makes it start, as I have no entry in msconfig for that, nor the register and not in the startup menu either. The strange thing is that it launches itself in safe mode as well. If I use the at command to get system privileges that iexplore.exe is still unstoppable.
I can still use internet explorer to go on the internet, so no issue there. The only thing is that my visual studio applications have stopped working, everytime I use a .exe that has been compiled by visual studio then the cpu jumps to 50% and the application runs only in the background thus beeing useless.
If any one as any suggestion, at this stage I consider re installing XP.
After further test, it seems that any application using the .net framework are hanging, even the windows upgrade advisor program never shows up and takes 50% of the cpu.
After having tried a software that checks the .net frameworks it appears that anything using the 2.0 (or above) version freezes, 1.0 and 1.1 pass the test succesfully.
Edited by Superdiablomax, 27 November 2009 - 08:59 AM.