I turn on the computer (my brothers) everything is fine- shows Welcome screen. Before anything (icons or desktop) shows a pop-up appears that says the following:
Spyware Alert - Security Warning - Worm.Win32.Netsky detected on your machine. This virus is distributed via the internet through email and active-x objects. The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers emails from local computer and redistributes itself. In worst cases the worm can allow attaches to access your computer, stealing passwords, and personal data. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Continue working in unprotected mod is very dangerous.
System Affected: Windows 2000, NT, ME, XP, VISTA, 7
security risk: 5
recommendations: It is necessary to perform full system scan.
Only after i click "ok" or close the popup will the desktop, icons, and programs load.
As the programs are loading during startup - Window Security Center Opens, also some AntivirusLive performing some sort of "scan"
I was going to try to start this method:
I downloaded the programs on my computer (this one) saved the programs on a flash drive, then moved them to the infected computers desktop but when i tried to open the ATF Cleaner a pop-up says:
Application cannot be executed. The file atf_cleaner.exe is infected. Do you want to activate the antivirus software now?
Started it on safe mode to try to do a scan but the same result.
The infected computer has Windows XP
(i do not have the OS disk)
Thanks for any help, any other questions just ask.
also tried downloading and running the DDS tool program but gave me the same "The file xxx is infected. Do you want to activate the antivirus software now?" screen
Edited by .alex, 04 January 2010 - 12:53 AM.