I have recently came across a virus I have never experienced before.
First of all I'd like to introduce myself, Angel, 20 year old music producer with a decent amount of knowledge in Windows.
Just about 2 weeks ago I started receiving the "Generic Host Win32 Services" error. Days after I first encountered that issue I was suddenly attacked via Mozilla by a virus. A virus that has been unidentifiable since. I approached the situation as any would, stop process, msconfig, remove from boot, and run anti virus/spyware software.
When I took the basic steps in virus removal, I noticed all my anti virus software was disabled. I did manage to start up SUPERANTISPYWARE and noticed the Virus wasn't only one Trojan, it was several of them, and other types of worms.
Since then I did a factory reset with my machine. I own an Open Labs Neko workstation that runs Windows XP which comes with Service Pack 2 (I did update to SP3)
I ran AVAST and picked up on the IPRIP Trojan which I believe I got rid of it via REGEDIT.
To get to the point, I believe I am a victim of a RootKit? Something I had never heard of, UNFORTUNATELY.
What ever this thing is, it has managed to try and open up infected url's via my web browser. Since the installation of AVAST that has stopped, thankfully. But I still see it tries to access the internet and direct me to infected web sites. It has also disabled the updates for microsoft which I have to do to see if any of those security patches will take care of this bogus thing!
Any help will help, I tried running HIJACKTHIS and there is nothing suspicious but all the 6 SVCHOST.EXE files. The only thing telling me there is something definitely wrong is the Security Task Manager which indicates a few suspicious things.
Again a million thanks to who ever can help me!
Edited by hamluis, 25 October 2010 - 08:02 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.