Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:06 AM
I am working on a Toshiba Satellite, system Windows XP service pack 3.
About a week ago, when I tried to access the internet on Firefox, the searches were consistently diverted to other sites. AVG did not detect the cause. I was advised that it was malware, and examined the computer with SpyNoMore, Exterminate it! and Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware, and then with Microsoft Essentials. Exterminate It! Pointed out some Trojans, which I dealt with by hand, but they came back again. Malwarebytes and MSE both diagnosed rootkit: Trojan:DOS Alureon. They said that they could not remove the files. AVG has just blocked Exploit Blackhole Exploit Kit (type 2022). Meanwhile, Malwarebytes’ is blocking a series of outgoing attempts to contact “potentially malicious sites”.
I get at least one blue screen almost time I boot up now, on one occasion five or six. I am backing up data from my C and D drives, because I do not know when will be the last opportunity to do so.
I have been working with computers for years, but I am not expert at working with programming, and have practically no experience with editing the registry. But I can follow instructions and I am on a fairly steep learning curve right now.
If anyone can help, I will be very grateful.