Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:51 PM
I just reinstalled Windows XP for about a month and looks like something bad has stuck my computer.
I am dual-booting with Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. For security I have installed Avast Free Antivirus 5.0, COMODO Firewall, IObit Security 360 ver 1.41, PC Tools ThreatFire 4.7 and Windows Defender and all programs are free versions. I scanned my computer regularly and every time I download something I always scan them before executing (double-clicking on) them.
Yesterday ThreatFire showed me a warning of "High" Threat on a blank file, so I don't know what to do with it. I decided to proceed without quarantining it, but instead perform scans in all of the above-mentioned installed scanners, plus online free scanners listed below:
Eset, TrendMicro Housecall, BitDefender, Windows Life OneCare safety scanner, and Norton Security Scan
I even downloaded Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and perform scans on that as well. All scanners showed no threat, safe for some tracking cookies. So I thought I am safe.
But then today I installed IObit's Advanced SystemCare ver. 3.5.0 and it performed an initial scan on my computer and it reported an adware of type Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Spyware in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\install. Isn't that my registry key? I am worried....
Can somebody tell me how I can be sure my computer is clean?
I can provide a Hijack this log if needed.
Thanks in advance!