I am currently running Windows XP Home Edition and when the virus is active, all window appearances and start menu look 'old school', like Windows 95. I've also noticed that a new svchost.exe will continue to open and, if left to run, can take upwards of 200,000 K of memory usage per the Task Manager.
I have tried Malware Bytes, unhackMe and HitMan Pro as suggested in other threads, but none of these programs have fixed the problem. Both unhackMe and HitMan Pro detected TDL3 (alias Alureon) rootkit, but neither were able to remove it. I have also tried Kaspersky Labs' TDSSKiller as recommended by this site and it did not detect the virus.
After all this, I feel that I have affected the virus, but still have not eliminated it. Do I have a bigger problem on my hands?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Edited by hamluis, 19 June 2011 - 06:51 PM.
Moved from AII to MRL at MRT request.