Hello all, sincere thanks to all those who take time to help people on this forum. My win7 system is acting up very very badly...
I recently ran my avast full scan and came up with the sality 32 virus, and ran the specific AVG removal tool exe which I believe (days ago..) said it was clear, then use the computer for a few days, and updated Avast before doing a system reboot, also did a malwarebytes can and an adaware scan as well which both came back clean before rebooting. Reboot took about 30 minutes, very scary. And sure enough, things are very sluggish, I have no apparent internet access (websites just load forever)I am seemingly locked out of admin access (cannot rename antivirus files so they would hopefully run), folders on desktop reliably require a double set of double-clicks to open and are sluggish, antivirus programs either fail to launch completely (mbam, Avast, adware) or Superantispyware slowwly loading up (15 minute wait) and then constantly hanging/failing to respond at its update reminder screen.
Hijackthis does work yet gives me a message I've never seen about not being able to scan host files. When I run the command line like instructed by hijackthis it seems to just give me a stock, sample HOSTS file.
Right now I am not in safemode, should I immediatley reboot and retry antivirus programs? I am going to attach some images of my hijack this log. I have managed to actually get to the second screen of superantispyware and am hoping I can get it to actually do a quick scan.. Seems like a very faint chance at best it keeps hanging for 6-10 minutes at a time. I worry that trying to restart into safemode will allow the virus to progress further, or am I just a complete idiot?
Other odd things are how most programs are extremely sluggish yet mozilla and chrome load up almost instantly yet fail to load any webpages. Before I restarted I was trying to access a SD card using the built in SD card reader on my Dell XPS desktop and it would not come up whatsoever, which is what prompted my restart initially.
Edited by bonapartist1, 17 May 2016 - 12:37 AM.