Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:12 PM
XP Pro sp2 -amd 64 3.2gh 6400/asus m2n32ws pro - wired b-bandcable internet connection on network routed through d-link di-624 - AVG 9. installed ,updated and running at time of infection
A: became infected with "Personal Security" malware
B: came here and went through the whole procedure as outlined without success, as the prog variant was able to successfully shut down MBAM quarantine after MBAM scan
Note : this whole procedure took place in safe mode as PSecurity effectively shutdown any access to the net for dl's and installs. I loaded MBAm from another pc ( this one I'm typing into ) by way of removable drive. I tried this procedure a few times.
C: Having no success with MB, I tried manually removing files by way of "move on boot" - this with no success even with REPEATED attempts
D: At this point I was ready to surrender and start process of saving what I could from the drives, and do clean install. Then, by chance, I found on another forum a mention of TROJAN REMOVER by Simply Super Software - I dl'd and ran this prog and it was able to identify and delete the PSec. files...for the MOST part it seems
E. Now, the pc seemed to run okay, with no popups and the associated annoyances of PSecurity, but then I found that Firefox would not run very long without crashing; Explorer and Google Chrome simply don't recognize an internet connection.
I removed and re-installed FFox with slight improvement, it seemed, but it crashes after a few minutes.
I tried running Acronis utility to clean up hard drives but it will stop running without finishing.
This last comment about Acronis points up another symptom : the screen freezes after running anything very long, ( note: I have NOT run anything but the browsers, the trojan scan and Acronis disk utility) I re-start the pc and everything boots up ok, then, same scenario.
Thanks for any help you can give me to do the housekeeping necessary to get the lingering effects of this nasty bug off my drives !