Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:49 AM
I'm running windows XP. Last night I got infected with the xp antivirus 2010 bug. Immediately I tried running Malware only to have it not load. I next tried SuperAntiSpyware which fortunately was still running fine. I let it do a scan and after it identified the rogue Trojans I deleted them, being prompted to then reboot. I did so, got to the little XP loading screen and...sudden reboot. It went to the "windows failed to load properly" screen...I tried safemode, same result. Eventually after a few more reboots I used f8 to bring up more options and started going through those. Running in Debug Mode works for whatever reason, although when I tried to run anything I kept getting prompted on what I wanted to use to open the program. I fixed that by setting all the extensions back to their defaults and then began running Malware, expecting to find the virus had replicated itself or some such. Much to my surprise the scan turned up clean. I repeated this with SuperAntiSpyware and again, no infections. I started poking around online...which is when the first hint of still being infected showed up. I got a single random popup ad, followed by an immense slowdown in system performance. I eventually solved that issue by closing a svchost.exe that was using up all my memory. This happened one other time, but since my last reboot has been fine. I just recently ran rkill, which closed my volume control (SNDVOL32.exe) and am now attempting another Malware scan. Through a bit of previous googling I noticed someone else reported having issues with their windows after removing this virus and were basically told that all they could do is reformat. I'm mostly wondering if the same applies to me, or if I'm still in fact infected and if so what can I do to fix it?