I am struggling to remove I virus I have recently gotten on my laptop.
Here are the symptoms of the virus:
>whenever I start the laptop, go to My Computer and pick a harddrive or whenever I run a document or plug in a USB device my computer makes a loud "static" sound (you know the type that radios make when searching for channels etc). Even if I mute my speakers, the sound still occurs (and the mute symbol goes off the sound volume setter).
>I cannot use Firefox because something to do with proxies (Im assuming the virus has somehow taken over my connections settins and is attempting to contact its host) hence I turned off my laptops internet.
>Delayed startup and laptop slow down
Here is what I have installed on my laptop:
>Malware Bytes free version (havent updated it in like 6-10 months)
>Spybot Search and Destroy free version (really lacking in the updates too)
>Microsoft Security Essentials - it is updated
Here is what I have done so far:
Ran MSE and got it to ID and clear the viruses --> requires reboot --> but upon reboot the virus is still there and MSE detects it again and the laptop makes the noisy static sounds.
Ran Malware Bytes and deleted the virus --> requires reboot --> virus detected again upon reboot and the laptop makes the noisy static sounds.
Ran Spybot Search and Destroy --> same situation with detection and reboots and virus revival.
I dont know how to get rid of it and I dont want to risk connecting my laptop to the internet.
What should I do? What scans should I first run and what logs should I post here?
Afterwards if you guys could assist me in the virus removal process I'd be most grateful
Thanks for your time and effort people. I too moderate on some forums and know how annoying newbie posters can get so I apologise if my thread is in the wrong place or the wrong format.
EDIT: I will post my malware bytes log and the output of a drwebcurit I ran from my USB. Not sure how helpful they will be but here they are
Edited by godoftoast, 20 September 2011 - 02:40 AM.