All I know is...
I walked away from my computer earlier today.
I came back, it had crashed and restarted itself.
(But that isn't unusual for me, this thing crashes a lot.)
I tried logging in. It took an unusually long time to log me in.
When I finally got on, It wouldn't load my desktop icons or explorer.
My icons loaded eventually, but still no explorer.
I tried going to System Restore. But it says "System restore is unable to protect your computer. Please restart your computer and use System Restore again."
So I got HijackThis and I ran a scan and loaded it in the auto-analyzer here:
I fixed all the entries that had red Xs.
I ran a scan again, the items I fixed were back immediately.
I tried restarting and scanning again multiple times.
Same thing happened every time.
How do I get rid of this nasty thing?
Please help me!
(removed the log)
Also, I notice when I restart, before the desktop loads.
I get a small popup saying "Loading personalized settings." or something.
And it loads a svchost.exe file from a temp directory.
Also, I have no internet at first.
After a few minutes, I get an alert saying svchost.exe crashed, followed by four or so alerts saying Google Chrome crashed. (My default browser, but it wasn't even running.)
After that happens, I get Internet access again.
Is there anything I can do?
I found the McAfee "Stinger" scanner.
I have it running now and it's detected W32/Autorun.worm.aae virus.
It said it was deleted, but I also got an error alert from my firewall. (Which is disabled.)
So I'm a little uneasy as to how successful it was.
Also detected a few instances of htmllayout.dll as the Artemis!408260D68FDA trojan.
(False positives, I guess?)
No way of knowing if this worked or not until I reboot.
...Which I will do right after this finishes scanning.
Edited by Frustratation, 09 October 2010 - 03:12 AM.