Posted 19 August 2011 - 02:05 PM
Hey there! I am new to posting on forums for computer as 9 times out of 10 I can solve a problem by using wonderful forums like this one. In the last several days I have tried multiple solutions as posted here on and other sites. Heres the problem: Malwarebytes as well as spybot s and d, adaware, and Super AntiSpyware have all come up with one central problem, Trojan.FakeAlert. There might be multiple problems here but I will list whats going and what I have done so far to give you the broadest picture possible.
As I stated above Trojan.FakeAlert is being an illusive pain. For the most part now, after several fix attempts, the only problem its giving me is those pop-up alerts saying I am unprotected against malware or spyware etc etc represented with a yellow triangle with a ! in my task bar. When I started working on this machine it was plagued with browser redirects and the computer running really slow at boot as well as during normal computer activity. As of today the computer loads faster all around but I cant get task manager to stay open. As a work around I have copied the task manager and renamed it so I can see whats going on. Three processes seem to be eating up loads of CPU. The first two being Spybot S and D's tea timer as well as Malwarebytes' process detection/blocker. This occurs during start up as both programs attempt to block whatever the issue is, and this occurs every time several times over in reference to multiple processes and .exe files. Svchost.exe decideds to take up 100% of CPU from time to time as well.
What I have tried:
I have scanned and attempted to fix this problem with these programs: Malwarebytes, Spybot S and D, Adaware, Super Anti-Spyware, ATF Cleaner, ComboFix (as suggested in a previous topic), GooredFix, as well as several registry fixes as posted in previous topics about this problem. All programs have been used in safe mode (the ! yellow triangle warning persists even in safe mode) as well as regular windows. All have removed problems and required reboots but nothing is actually fixing the problem. I ran ComboFix last night and it stopped working once it got to the deleting files stage.
I hope I have listed everything! In my 10 years of amateur computer repair experience I have never met a problem so difficult to remove as this. I am hoping someone out there can help me as my next step will be to re-install windows. Thanks in advance.