Posted 15 March 2007 - 01:41 PM
Hi, I am new to this forum and am here (like I am sure most people are) trying to figure out what is going on with my computer and how to fix it.
I will try to be as brief as possible, but I want to be sure I give a complete and acurate picture of what has been going on with our computer.
It started a couple months ago when we got a bad virus infection (despite having Norton Internet Security 2007 completely current) I am not even sure what all the different viruses that we had were, I know we had several viruses and several trojans. These are the ones that are in my security record (Norton) : W32.Alcra.B, Trojan.Busky, Trojan.Nebuler, Dialer.DialPlatform, Trojan.Adclicker, Trojan.Purityscan, Downloader, Trojan.Dropper, Trojan.Popper, Trojan.Frogexer!gen, Backdoor.DSNX, Bloodhound.Morphine. I am not a computer wiz but I can usually take care of basic stuff, but all this is wayyyyy beyond me.
When we first realized we had a problem, my son tried norton virus scan and could not fix the problems, so he reformatted the hard drive (a complete reformat), unforunately somehow the virus/trojan problem was still there. I have an extremely difficult time getting any of my antivirus software reinstalled after the reformat, it would not allow me to download them, each time I tried, it would stall out when downloading, or download completely and give me a corrupted file that would not install. I was finally able to get my norton reinstalled by downloading it on my laptop and making a copy onto a cd then installed it, but then I had a terrific time trying to get it to update (once norton installs, it automatically has to download updates and definitions), but I did eventually get it fully functional and updated. I also at the same time tried several online scans and none of them would work, I would just get stalled out attempts, or error messages saying it could not complete the scans.
Finally I think I was able to remove most of them manually by looking them up one by one on this forum and a couple others and following the removal instructions.
Right now where I am at is I think most of them are gone because my computer seems to be running pretty normally, but I must still have a problem somewhere because I cannot download and reinstall my internet filter. I have teenage boys, so I have a subscription to a content filter called S4F pr something like that through HEDGEBUILDERS and Hedge.org. Ever since the infection I have not been able to get my filter back up and running. I try to download it, and it seems to download fine, but it gives me a corrupt file that will not install. I contacted their tech support and they cant figure how what is going on, some thing is blocking the program from installing. Help!!!! I do not know what to do!
I have both AVG and Norton Internet Security 2007 installed and updated.
I tried downloading and installing the filter in safemode (no antivirus or firewall loaded)with the same results.
Any help anyone could offer would be tremendously appreciated!!!