this is embarrassing but even the best of will get caught. guess it is my time now.
ok my back story:
i am in the training class here and was working on my practice examples when i noticed a file on my desktop called (desktop.ini).
i was wondering why that showed so i opened the file and saw a line that resembled a folder location i have seen before in my studies.
i started snooping around and found a file that was only a day old in creation but was almost 4gb insize.
starting looking around and starting seeing in several folders a similar desktop.ini file.
right then i knew i was infected with something but not really sure what yet.
started looking in most common folders (didn't try to remove, only look) infections hide and did some research and from my gathering and found it to be an irc trojan backdoor (i think it is the flood version).
i have noticed high cpu usage on all 3 of my computers and the only thing these 3 computers have in common is my router. right then i reset my router, according to manufacture, to completely reset the router and then unplugged it from the wall for time being.
i have run malwarebytes and on all 3 computers it shows - trojan backdoor - at least 50 times or more on each machine.
i realized this goes above my knowledge when i forgot to update malewarebytes and so i waited for malwarebytes to finish then i updated it. once updated i ran a full scan again. this time it found even more than last. i thought cause i updated malwarebytes was the reason. to make sure i ran malwarebytes a third time and found even more again. so by now i figured this trojan is replicating itself and reinstalling the missing files.
well this is now where i am at.
i am a study hall student (fyi) but still in the early stages, so i will be needing help on how to address this trojan as well as help on removing the trojan from my computers.
(fyi - i have a xp desktop, vista laptop, and windows 7 netbook - all 3 of these machines have the same trojan/virus in them.)