Surfing the web looking for programming advise and I got hit by the "antivirus security pro". it seemed to jump onto my machine when a Java applet was invoked and then forced my machine to a BSOD. Rebooted and there was the infection. Latest Avira didn't seem to be good enough to defeat and the infection was on.
followed posts to manually remove the thing and that cured the first symptom, but the machine was still acting erratic.
When I tried to run nslookup.exe at the command prompt I get the error:
Ordinal 1108 could not be located in dynamic link library WSOCK32.dll
this suggests that something else is broken or infected.
SFC indicates all is fine
Avira rescue CD indicates no further infections.
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool removed 2 infections
the problems persist. Is it time to run combofix and upload the result?
-- sorry I botched the topic header. can't seem to edit or delete and start fresh...
Moderator Edit. Moved from the Windows 7 Forum to a more appropriate forum
Edited by rotor123, 21 November 2013 - 01:23 PM.