I got hit the other day by a trojan or rootkit that is installing those lovely "anti-malware" programs on my computer. The first was Antimalware Doctor, and today it was something like Antivirus 2010. I'm seeing out of place popups, some link redirection when I use Google search, and my Windows Themes service keeps failing and leaving me with a gray taskbar. My audio drivers have been jacked up somehow as well, and sometimes my media players such as VLC and iTunes will report that there is a problem with my audio mixer. Not sure where it came from. I guess I should be a little more careful with my choice of Megaupload links!
My first response was a full scan with AVG 8. No dice. A MBAM scan turned up ~20 infected objects, but didn't alleviate the software installs or the rundll reg key that keeps propagating in my HKLM\Windows\Run folder. Rootkit revealer didn't show anything that caught my eye, but I'm not exactly confident that I know what I'm looking for. CCleaner got rid of that startup key, but a new malware program popped up this morning. I also installed avast! Free, and scanned to no avail.
I'm running Windows XP SP3, and would greatly appreciate any advice or help that could be offered.
Edited by deadward, 09 October 2010 - 02:59 PM.