Let me preface this by saying I do not know much about the inner-workings of computers. Upon the symptoms of what I've experienced, I googled keywords and found this site. Thank you for your patience.
I let my girlfriend use my computer the other day, to which she accepted a pop-up to grant access to my computer. I was infected with something that turned my security to Windows Internet Security 2012 or something similar. I have AdAware and Trend Micro running, which AdAware detected the threat and eliminated it upon restart. Everything seemed to be alright in that case, as the Windows Internet Security was seemingly obliterated.
While surfing the Internet, however, I'd receive pop-ups once every 45 mins or so from Trend Micro stating they had detected a trojan and quarantined the threat, to which I'd remove it... only to have a new one pop up a little later. All of the infections start with hki and have 4-5 random numbers, and all end as an exe file (such as hki1414.exe, hki31853.exe, etc.). I have downloaded and ran the likes of Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware to varying degrees of success, as I had an error check scheduled that would constantly end with access denied but wound up working after SUPERAntiSpyware took care of it. I thought everything was a-okay after that, but the hki####.exe virus quarantine alert would pop back up. Do I have to format my harddrive? I've tried taking care of this over the past four days to limited or no success, depending on how you look at it. Please let me know what is the best course of action. Thanks.
P.S. Another one just popped up... hki1289.exe. Detection name: TROJ SPNR.11LI11. Sigh.
Edited by zooperbowl, 27 December 2011 - 10:59 AM.