My laptop (running on windows XP) was recently infected with the Windows Security Center virus. I used Revo uninstaller to locate the virus file and then used the malwarebytes anti-malware file assassin tool to delete the file in safe mode. This seems to have worked and I no longer have the pop ups and the system tray shield so I think that's been fixed. However, now I am getting constant pop ups for IE script errors, am hearing music and adverts playing even when not connected to the internet and my browser appears to be hijacked as when I do a search I am taken to some completely different search results.
I had AVG anti-virus free on the laptop however for some reason I never noticed it wasn't actually working properly for some time! I uninstalled this and instead downloaded Avira antivirus where I found somewhere in the region of 950 viral files ! I then have run malwarebytes antimalware but neither of these programs seem to be picking up this particular problem. I have tried to install ad-aware but whatever is on here is blocking this from running.
The windows security virus has already managed to completely wipe my C drive (I got the blue screen and an error message in white which I didn't manage to write down) and I have lost all my music, pics and documents so whether this will make removing the offending virus easier I don't know.
I'd really appreciate any help or advice anyone can give me as this is driving me insane! I'm not too sure what to install or what logs to add to this question so hopefully someone can advise. Thanks in advance!
(An addition - a member on here has just messaged me & pointed out that my files are probably just hidden so I have now found all the pics etc again so my C drive hasn't been wiped)
Edited by shionatron, 04 May 2011 - 05:39 PM.
Moved to AII from XP. ~ OB