Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:29 PM
Hi all, new member here;
I first noticed this problem when my email began sending out mass spam, containing links that flagged up in people's anti-virus. This was particuarly annoying as these people thought it was me. Changing my password didn't help. Anyway since then other strange things have been going on with my computer. Whenever I start it up, 2 small rectangular boxes (slightly smaller than a taskbar item) appear just above the start button, one after the other, and theyd both dissapear after about half a second. I also see a window for "ssckbdhk.exe" (at least i think thats what it is; it dissapears very quickly) appear for a second, and then goes. Every now and then MBAM tells me it has just blocked access to a potentially malicious site, even when I haven't had my browser open. Also often when I load my browser, it loads a blank page, as if I were opening a new tab, rather than loading my homepage(google). My computer also freezes/crashes a lot now, and I keep having to restart during scans etc. None of the scans have showed up with anything, I've used rootkit revealer, avg, kaspersky TDSSKiller, MBAM, CCleaner, and Windows malicious software detector or whatever its called. A couple of the scans found trojans/stuff like that, but they didn't seem related to the rootkit, as it's definitely still here.
This is particularly distressing as there's a lot of personal files I really don't want to lose, and don't really want people seeing. There are also things that are very difficult to transfer (for example Fruity Loops project files), because they are linked to other files, and I doubt I can get on here long enough to transfer everything. For this reason I'll possibly even give someone some money (not loads, but a fair sum) to help me fix this as soon as possible.
I've tried doing scans with GMER, but all of the options are greyed out except 3 of them. I've also tried a DDS scan, but my computer freezes midway through every time.
Thanks in advance