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Antivirus suite aftermath continuing problems


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#1 marktrev

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:17 AM

I thought it best to start here with a request for advice rather than jump straight into the Virus, trojan, spyware, and malware removal logs forum. My computer was taken over by antivurus suite this week. Thanks to advice that I found on this site, I used rkill and malwarebytes to regain control. That was not, unfortunately, the end of my troubles.

The most obvious symptom is redirection to apparently random urls when I try to follow a link from a google search. There is also a tendency for the machine to hang from which removal of power and a restart is the only recovery.

Other threads on this site suggest that my problems are not uncommon. I don't know, of course, whether this is something left behind when antivirus suite was removed or a separate independent infection. Various scans have failed to remove the problem. A gmer scan produced the following that may be significant.

File C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys suspicious modification

By the way, I am using XP and don't have an installation disk.

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