Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:17 AM
Hi, I'm new to these boards, but I must say that based on some of the discussions in here - you guys are really excellent and extrmely helpful. I really hope to learn a great deal here.
Let me start by saying that for the first time in many, many years - I have caught a computer virus and boy, am I taken by surprise just how stubbon they are to remove. At first, I got one of those 'You're computer is infected' popups and 'you need to download our software' thing they tend to write and that also resulted in a big ugly sign saying the same thing on my wallpaper.
Before the malware infection, I have been using Avira, malware bytes and hijack this. At one point, I did a bit of research and used SDfix and after I thought I had killed that malware (it appeared it did), it came back in a different form, somewhat more stubborn than before. Suddenly, firefox, which was perfect till point - was now fair game.
Today, I noticed that my computer had suddenly downloaded the latest firefox beta 3.5, even though that's not the latest and I already had another firefox browser installed. Even so, I tried a few web pages and it quickly redirected me around the place to strange ad supported websites, scam websites, fake antivirus websites etc.
I then used hijack this and found a few crazy trusted zone sites I had never heard from and promtly deleted them. But still, im having probs - only with firefox. But im worried, the whole computer is infected. I've run countless scans, etc and there are plenty of trojans being picked up by Avira, although I can't really tell what aren't false positives. I'm experienced in technology, but not malware solving. This I hope to learn from the forum regulars.
I am very happy to post all my logs, etc and will be very keen to learn as we go along.
I look forward to working through the solution with somebody more informed in these areas. Many thanks im advance,