I gave in.
After days of following instructions from past posts and problems, I've finally decided to throw in the towel and make an account to post my issue.
I have gotten closer to a solution thanks to your amazing forum and contributors, but no matter what the 'multiple iexplorer.exe processes' veers its ugly head.
Some quick info (point form):
-Got a major virus(es) probably from infected websites
-Virus HID all my files and folders (and made my start menu empty with dead shortcuts)
-It would run multiple iexplorer.exe processes and PLAY BACKGROUND MUSIC and ADS
-I used the unhide.exe utility. That worked great. Now files are unhidden
-I stupidly deleted my temps so I don't know if I will ever be able to have my Start Menu working
-I did some scans using malware bytes, emsisosft anti-malware, and SUPER anti-spyware
-detected a bunch of spyware, etc.
SO things are looking better... EXCEPT:
1) iexplorer.exe processes are STILL running in the background
2) once in a while my ESET firewall will get a massive flood of attempts to hijack or install things.
2) most of my programs in my start menu show up as empty (I understand i made a mistake removing the temps, this is really a last issue. The main one is just to have a clean system again!)
Please note that I run Windows XP Professional 64 bit so DDS and GMERlog do not work (DDS doesn't work with XP 64 bit, GMER doesn't work with any 64 bit).
Can i proivde information with another kind of log?
I really hope you guys can help!
Edited by hamluis, 18 January 2012 - 08:08 AM.
Moved from MRL to Am I Infected, no logs.