Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:21 PM
So my work laptop definitely is or was infected by a virus. I first discovered the XP Home Security 2012 beastie, and rather than posting here, I unfortunately followed the steps on this forum to remove it given to someone else, using malewarebytes, etc. to remove it. Being stuck in safe mode, I then ran tddskiller, which apparently found a zero access virus. Like an idiot, I jumped ahead of myself (and the instructions) and hit cure, which probably made things worse. After that step, I rebooted into normal mode and my computer would hang if I booted outside of safe mode and my windows security/ networking/internet access was still screwed up. Needing to actually work on Tuesday, I dropped off my laptop to the company IT guy, who proceeded to amend some things in the registry, and reinstall a newer version of Symantec, which had been disabled. That fixed my networking and booting issues. Afterwards, I ran an updated symantec full scan, which identified two files of the "Trojan.Gen.2" variety, which it quarrantined. Something still isnt right, as I have still been experiencing slowness, as well as several random BSD encounters. I am hoping I can salvage this computer without having to wipe it and re-install my OS, so I am turning to this forum the proper way for assistance. I downloaded the dds.scr to get a jump start on help from this forum, but it hangs the system every time I run it. To top it off, I just got a message that one of my RAID 0 drives is failing. Fun times. Hopefully someone on here can assist. Thanks!