Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:49 AM
Hi! I'm Cherp and new to the site. I've never done anything like this before and am at a loss for what to do.
The computer that is infected with something, is not the one I am using currently. This is my old computer.
First, I was having problems about 3 weeks ago with Maleware. I found this site and followed the directions to remove 'antivirus-plus' that seemed to be taking over my computer. I followed the directions and installed 'rkill' and ran it. I then installed Malwarebyte' Anti-Malware and ran that. It found what was wrong and my computer ran like a charm. However, every once in a while when I've been on the internet, I've been redirected to advertisements. They are for a variety of things and not necessarily 'sleezy'. However, tonight (or late last night now), something took over my computer and infected files like: rundill32.exe, win32 files, ytbb.exe, au.exe, wmiprvse.exe....... these seem to be any .exe files of programs I was trying to use. After each "security warning" and telling me what file was infected, the box asked me "Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" When I would say yes, it directed me to "Antivirus Soft" to both scan my computer and purchase. However, when I went to purchase, I was redirected to porn sites. When this started happening, I disconnected the Internet part so nothing else could enter my computer. I even tried to scan with my "Avast Antivirus" and got a message saying that the download was "broken"
At one point (before it got really bad) the computer shutdown and restarted on it's own saying something about the operating system had an error and was redirected to shutdown.
What should I do? Should I turn off my computer? I'm afraid to turn it off or leave it on.