I am running Windows XP. (Only today did I upgrade it to SP3)
I use Firefox exclusively but other people in my family occasionally use IE.
I was using AVG(free) but yesterday during all my issues a friend encouraged me to switch to MSE.I did that.AVG had found no infections, MSE found one and quarentined it.
A few days ago we started getting pop ups from "Just-in-Time" Debugger. It would not go away. I Googled it and learned how to turn off debugging, of course this didn't help at all.Then yesterday FF would start opening a new tab with some audio that would start congratulating me for winning a new ipod or whatever.As this became more frequent I got concerned and started running scans.First AVG, then Malwarebytes...they never found anything crucial.I updated and ran Spybot.. I happened to watch it for a minute while it was working and saw files go by with the name "virtumonde" in them. I recognized the name because I have had that virus before and it was not pretty. I did a search of my files for virtumonde and nothing showed up. I ran Registry Fix as well.
I deleted AVG and downloaded MSE. It scanned for FOUR HOURS!!! and found one virus.( Java/CE-2010-0840.aj )which it healed. No sign of Virtumunde.
Today I ran Malwarebytes,Spybot and MSE again as well as HitmanPro... nothing serious was found by any of them but my machine is not acting right. It has randomly restarted a few times today. Once a new window opened in FF and a couple times I have been rick rolled when trying to do some research on what I can do to fix my problems(Yesterday I got rick rolled almost EVERY time I tried to click on a link looking for help, to the same site every time prompting me to "click here" to get the program to clean Virtumonde from my computer.I had to alt,cntrl,delete my way out).When my computer does restart it asks me what mode I want to start in, this is not normal.( Regular WindowsXP or recovery mode are my two options)
I have used HighjackThis to get a log and have that saved.
I also used Registry Fix to clean up my start up programs, some of those were blank and showed no names, so I clicked them off as well and only left a few of the things I really wanted.
I live in a rural area and because of that have limited amount of bandwidth per month from my gimpy little backwoods isp. Today is March 4th and I am already 3gigs in and no one in my house is doing any major downloading or gaming or streaming of any kind.This seems really extreme to me and I'm wondering if this virus is causing it.
I think that is all the info I can give from memory. I really do appreciate any advice I can get here. I know I am likely looking at having to do the dreaded reformat but am sure hoping there may be another solution.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through all of my babbling.
*edit* I forgot to mention I could not get IE to open AND also windows firewall kept shutting it's self off yesterday too.
Edited by Xaya, 04 March 2011 - 07:56 PM.