Thank you all for the suggestions on how to fix my p.O.s. computer, I do realize that hijack this does not alone delete infected stuff, but I would have submitted a log file in the hjt forum, however, I can't even run a scan so, yeah. I'll try all of that, and if that doesn't work... I'm going to blow up my computer and get a new one, because I just did a three system re-installs last week alone. Oh yeah, and when I am doing that, I am reformatting the hard drive, and using an OEM disk from dell, so theoretically it should be clean. So, um, yeah, thanks folks.
It's more than likely your surfing and downloading habits and/or or lack of AV and malware protection that has caused the infestation of malware in your computer. Getting a new one if the hardware in your computer is good will not solve anything.
Unless you learn how to surf safely and use appropriate malware protection to prevent malware infection you will soon be back in the same situation with your new computer.
Do you use P2P aps? That is the quickest way I know to get your computer infested with malware.
I suggest you let us help you clean the infection and then get appropriate software to prevent further infection.Freeware AntiSpyware and Security ProgramsSoftware firewalls with freeware versions
Free Zone Alarm SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/comp...;NONE?lid=ho_za
Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/Antivirus programs - freeware
(you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)
Avast Anti-virus freewarehttp://www.komando.com/bestshareware.aspAnti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)
*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
*the two most important to have!
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
A≤ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html
. Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.
CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...s/mbsahome.mspxWeb based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:
(these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scannerhttp://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
Panda Activescan (IE only)http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan
Trend Micro antivirus European Edition (supports Mozilla based browsers)http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php
Etrust Anti-virus web scannerhttp://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
online trojan scans here -http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.htmlhttp://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
Windows Security Trojanscanhttp://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
Edited by Enthusiast, 17 November 2005 - 10:10 PM.