As of Saturday night after running numerous scans with all the programs things started to look better, my computer was running normally and the scans were not picking up any viruses. Then on Sunday morning the scans picked up a few more trojans in System Volume Information. I have seen these before and knew that if you turn off system restore then it will get rid of them, yet when I tried the system restore tab was missing. I checked the services list and system restore was listed at started. I then read that if you change the name of system volume information i could solve my problem. When I right clicked on System Volume Information it said I couldn't rename it, access denied. I was also denied access when I just tried to open the folder, even though I am an administrator (guest login is turned off). I still have some of the threats quarentined that are from SVI, should I release them?
I also noticed that I could no longer go into safe mode. I tried to go into to safe mode to scan for viruses as well, but each time i tried a message popped up saying "We are sorry! if the computer was not shut off properly there maybe be some programs still running" or something, Ill double check the actually wording and post it up. It then asked me to use another way of logging into windows. (safe mode with command, last working settings, etc.)
Lastly as I was researching what to do most of my Google search results were redirecting me to advertising sites. This gave me the idea that there is still some threats, yet the Scans found nothing. Here are the websites that I am being directed too:
I updated my Java as AVG found a threat to my old version during all this as well. I am using Mozilla Firefox on Windows XP. I am a bit scared to try Hijack This but will if necessary. Here are my symptoms again:
1. System Restore tab is missing and access is denied to the System Volume Information folder
2. I cannot go into normal safe mode
3. Search results are redirected to ads
I am unsure if any or all of these things are related with the same virus but I am to the point where I am losing sleep worrying about my security, so If anyone has any info I would be soooo thankful! THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE!!!
*sorry about the title i jumped the gun trying to get this stuff gone!*
Edited by piperabo77, 26 January 2010 - 08:46 PM.