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Persistent Infection


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#1 Tricalibur

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:32 PM

A few days ago my computer running Windows XP Professional was attacked by viruses. Within the course of about ten minutes McAfee detected and deleted something like ten trojans. However, after performing a full scan and quarantining any remaining viruses, I noticed a small X surrounded by a red circle on my system tray. Constant warning balloons would appear every so often to tell me that I had a virus and needed to download new software. In addition, on startup a similar warning would be displayed, I could not open up the task manager, many applications would not open due to "infection," and when I clicked on links in my browser (Firefox) I would often be redirected to a random web page. After much research I have given up on McAfee and after finding this site have run scans with both Malewarebytes' Anti-Malware and SuperAntiSpyware. Something like 30 files have been quarantined and most of the problems have been fixed with the exception of the browser "jumping" web pages issue.

Any ideas?

Edited by Tricalibur, 04 January 2010 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

I have run Super AntiSpyware and Anti-Malware several times since the last post and although I have eliminated more viruses, the problems listed still persist. In addition, the computer now tries to restart itself every five minutes due to a "DCOM server error." After researching I have discovered that this too is probably caused by a virus. I am unable to log on to certain web pages and sometimes my programs will not open or will close randomly before starting up completely.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Here is a picture of the error message:

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Edited by Tricalibur, 24 January 2010 - 12:46 PM.





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