Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:18 PM
At first I noticed this downloaded and ran a couple spyware utilities:
spybot s&d- running regularly
windows malicious software remover - ran for 12 hours
all found nothing.
So I factory re-imaged the HD with the original operating disks.
The problem remained.
So I factory re-imaged the HD but updated to the latest XPsp3. Still the problem persisted.
Then I rewrote and updated the HP computer's bios. Still the problem persisted.
Qwest cut me off because they detected malicious software from my computer (a zbot or one of the bots). I called them and told them what I did to remove the problem (formatting and factory imaging the hd) and got it restored.
So I ran bothunter and a couple others which aren't coming to mind at this moment and still no success, same problem.
I've been running spybot s&d as well as hijack this to modify the registry.
My browser is still hijacked whenever I try logging into my credit unions. (either of them)
I've looked at the modem settings themselves and no odd redirects there.
I'm wondering if a simple 302 redirect got messed with. But I don't know how to change that.
Anyway, It doesn't feel safe to use my computer for anything right now. I don't even want to log into my email because security is definitely compromised.
The computer beeped strangely a couple times and in some applications the mouse is really delayed unlike before. I'm wondering if the boot sector of C wasn't entirely reimaged with the factory installation disks and there's something hiding there.
Also, I've been trying to stop alg.exe and wuauclt.exe which are both known to be (sometimes) malware. But they keep popping up from the process list. Maybe normal.
Also have tried removing
Any suggestions appreciated.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal