Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:18 PM
I am working on my brother's computer, an HP desktop with XP SP3. In April he got a massive host of trojans (he had no idea of how many), ran his StopZilla (something I don't use and don't like myself), and made zero headway. A couple days ago he brought over the tower to me to work on. I do not have it connected to our wireless network. I am using my laptop and a USB flash drive to get what I need to his computer.
I have run SuperAntispyware, Malwarebytes, Spybot, Lavasoft, Vundofix, rKill, HijackThis, not in that order. I have found and deleted MANY different trojans. Many have not reappeared, but some have. Last night after I finally got Malwarebytes to run by changing the name of the .exe BEFORE taking it to his computer, I thought I got it clean. It rebooted okay. But this morning I checked again, of course, and it's still got crapola on it; I used Malwarebytes again and found trojans Vundo and Agent. I have to stop StopZilla at every reboot as it interferes so much with this whole process.
So I have been reading A LOT in this forum and others as I have worked on all this and decided to run ComboFix today. I have two logs saved on my flash drive so I can post the log from the second run if needed. (Had to run twice I thought because of Stopzilla getting in the way the first time...I forgot to turn it off the first time.)
My bro has so much stuff running in the background and the computer has been so neglected...it's hard to do the research on every process and app and service going on in here. I did turn off System Restore last night after it seemed clean and turned it back on, but now, of course, that will need to be done again when it is *actually* clean.
I will appreciate your help so very much. He is very anxious to get his computer back and is leaving town very soon. He has no idea what all this requires. Thank you!!!!!!!!!