Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:29 PM
Boopme thank you for your reply.
followed your directions with ESET. No log was issued. Results: Scanned Files: 0, Infected Files: 0, Cleaned Files: 0, Total Scan Time: 00:00:00, Scan Status: Finished.
I reinstated Resident Tea Time overall protection.
In answer to your other questions:
I only mentioned the unmentionable program because a Microsoft Tech told me to do that next. I went through that program fix a month ago with a different Microsoft Tech's help. See from your warnings you do not advise amateurs (like me) to use it alone.
When Spy-Bot runs Search and Destroy, depending on how desperate I am over my computer not functioning well, I sit and watch the scan. It flips through some programs so fast you can barely read the titles. It spent a long time on Virtumonde files: dll, sci, and sdn. It flipped through some titles that included words like: Fake, Cydoor, Fat Pickle, Spy, Anti Anti this and that, Smitfraud, and more. Also, I have tried multiple fixes to restore Internet Explorer function, including Fix It, which hangs up on a script page it can't debug.
I had the System Defender virus three times in the last four months, and MS techs helped me out each time, but within a couple of weeks the virus was back and building in strength. The lst time, I think I got it, but now am having trouble with IE - I've typed this reply to you three times tonight - IE keeps shutting down. And then those scary Spy-Bot scans. Or do I not understand what I am seeing?
Anyway, if you want a complete list of what I have done to my computer, including a modified 'start' that was recommended by Microsoft, I can compose a list.
I know you are a volunteer and may not have more time for this. Thank you for responding yesterday. I appreciate the contact.