Posted 26 December 2010 - 09:40 PM
I run Windows XP on my desktop, and run Norton Antivirus regularly. I install Avast! and use its bootscan when I think there is something hiding on my desktop that Norton can't find. I also use Malware Bytes, and in the past it has been pretty effective at finding things both of these other methods can't. Recently, I've had a problem with a respawning virus. For the past three days I think I've been infected with some kind of virus that spawns in different names, using Java as a way to copy itself (I've heard Java is liable to be infected and is a security risk?), as well as generally respawning each time I reboot and Norton catches it; one was called FakeAlert or FakeTrojanAlert, and others were mostly random letters and numbers. I resorted to using MB but after it was finding no viruses, I aborted the scan, because I figured it wouldn't be able to find anything without using other procedures. I remember when I had a similar problem, I used System Restore. Can anyone guide me through a way to get rid of this virus?