A few days back, I was again infected by Sality.
I used various cleaners (Kaspersky salitykiller, AVG Sality Removal tool, Avira AntiVir, Combofix, MBAM, MBAR, Sophos Antirootkit, etc.), also formatted C drive to get rid of it.
It not active anymore on my system, but there might still be traces/infected files that might be there on the system.
I would like to know if its possible to get rid of them without a format of the whole hard disk. If so, how?
I wouldn't want to lose all the data and don't have enough time to go through each file for backup personally...
Whenever I install an avast! or any other antivirus as such, my computer just hangs on startup. This didn't happen earlier, but now it does.
My DNS gets changed sometimes and I'm not anymore able to visit microsoft, govt. and antivirus websites. I fixed it too, I think. Used 'net stop dnscache' and other anti-rootkits/virus removal tools.
Also, my computer presses the '+' key continuously on startup unless I press backspace or some other key. It also starts getting pressed randomly when I press 'Q' or 'W' on the keyboard.
I don't think it is a hardware/keyboard issue as it stops after pressing some other key, but starts again when I press 'W' or 'Q'. Could it be a malicious registry key or so?
(Just saw another user having a similar problem - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/498502/some-infinite-signs/)
Kindly help me get rid of all the infections/traces of Sality off my system and also help me fix the other issues above.
Thanks in advance,
Edited by Tyson_08, 18 June 2013 - 01:40 PM.