then i if i remember correctly, a short time later avast gave me virus alert, connected with a website. i chose to shut that browser window. i don't know if it was an IE browser window or firefox (what i use).
after that, IE started repeatedly opening new windows, one about every 2-3 seconds. slow enought that i could close them all by hand, but endless.
when tried to run malwarebytes, i said it could not find the associated exe. and later when i tried again after some oher work i got this error code: 730 (0, 0).
after re-DLing and installing malwarebytes, it still didn't work. it appears the malware is deleting or hiding mbam.exe.
i manually downloaded mbam.exe and saved it again in the malwarebytes folder, changing the name to saviour.bat.
i tried to run it but it still didn't work.
then i downloaded combofix and ran it according to the instructions. i now have a log from that, which i am not including as the forum instructions say not to post it unless requested.
any help is greatly appreciated.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 12 February 2010 - 09:54 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB