I have an XP Home SR2, Norton 2006, Ad-Aware, Spy-bot, MS Defender pc at home (hope I remembered them all).
I started getting "Black Worm" warnings and unwanted popups the other day. The popups were the exact size of my current browser window (don't know if that means anything) and were of inappropriate material.
I have the latest (as of Tuesday evening) of all the antispyware listed above as well as all the Norton and windows critical updates.
Norton was telling me I had Adware.wintaskad and Adware.winupdates spyware that it could not remove them.
I ran bitdefender online scan and it found a few things but would not remove them. I followed the paths and manually deleted the items. Same with Panda online scan. Norton now doesn't show any problems now.
However, I was still getting the popups.
Last night I reran Ad-Aware, Spy-Bot, MS Defender, and Norton from Safe mode with a reboot inbetween each run. Ad-Aware found 2 cookies and 14 MRU's and I removed those. Spy-Bot, MS Defender and Norton did not find anything.
I tried to run bitdefender online scan again and it was taking a lot longer to run than the first time I ran it (estimating over 3.5 hours to complete, first time was just over 1 hour to run). I noticed my processes were running at 100% and I was tired and stopped the scan and went to bed. Could bitdefender now be infected?
Can I run the online scans in safe mode? I don't know if I can dial-up my ISP in safe mode. Do I have to be connected to the internet while running the on-line scans or only when I start the scans? In otherwords, can I start the scan then disconnect from the internet while the scan runs?
I am following the "preparation guide for use before posting a hijakthis log" I found somewhere on this site.
Any other suggestions?
(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)
Edited by jgweed, 23 March 2006 - 10:37 AM.