Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:36 AM
Came home from work last night and noticed that my mouse pointer had the hourglass indicating activity, so I tried opening the task manager which popped up a box saying it was disabled by the administrator. Went through the group policy to restore it and opened it to find Iexplore.exe keeps appearing and disappearing in my process list, a message saying my computer was infected popping up from my taskbar. Kind of a shock since I thought I had deleted IE several months ago when I switched to firefox.
I ran several virus scans including trendmicros online scan, removing what they found, then antivir and removing what they found and finally downloading a tool from Mcafee that found even more stuff that was removed, however I noticed while scanning something called vxgames which I recognized as a trojan and wasnt detected by any of the virus programs. After going through my registry cleaning out the startup values, removing anything that I didn't recognize, I'm still stuck with the Iexplore.exe consistently doing the same thing. I've tried deleting IE, deleting the registry value for artm_new.dll which is the only weird thing I find in Hijack this and it just keeps coming back. I've been doing this for almost 14 hours now and am in bad need of sleep and some help :D
I'll have to post a hijackthis log in a minute. I just started getting a message about insufficient resources to start the program.