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Nasty Spyware/Virus

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#1 drudog83


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:51 AM

I have what I assume to be a virus on my computer. It started out as just a minor nuisance, as all it would do was redirect my internet browser when clicking a link from Google. I ran Malwarebytes. It said it found a trojan, which it then removed. Now I have a svchost.exe process that is taking up close to 100% of my CPU usage. Every program I've tried to run (HijackThis, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, ProcessExplorer, AVG, etc.) will start to run, then close on thier own. When trying to reopen I get a message saying the the installer does not have sufficient privileges... I can also hear the "pop-up" message sound although there is nothing that has opened or closed. The last virus I had on this computer that created pop-ups "in the background" was installed in the BIOS. After updating the BIOS the virus was gone. I tried updating the BIOS this time and it will not complete.

Toshiba Satellite 2435-S255
Windows XP SP3 Home Edition
Pentium 4 2.4GHz

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 21 September 2011 - 06:57 AM.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:58 PM

Please download Rootkit Unhooker from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.
Link 1 (.exe file)
Link 2 (zipped file)
Link 3 (.rar file)In order to use this tool if you downloaded from either of the second two links, you will need to extract the RKUnhookerLE.exe file using a program capable of extracing ZIP and RAR compressed files. If you don't have an extraction program, you can download, install and use the free 7-zip utility.

  • Double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to start the program.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click the Report tab, then click Scan.
  • Check Drivers, Stealth, and uncheck the rest.
  • Click OK.
  • Wait until it's finished and then go to File > Save Report.
  • Save the report to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste the contents of the report into your next reply.
-- Note: You may get this warning...just ignore it, click OK and continue: "Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself! It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?".

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