Primary Browser - Mozilla
Secondary Browser - IE
My girlfriend came over and downloaded an infected installer for an clothing pack for Never Winter Nights 2, she wanted me to have something and had searched Google for it instead of getting it from a site she normally uses.
She ran the application, and then promptly told me that something funny was going on. I groaned and went to check things out.
The application she ran installed several viruses on my machine and some Malware.
I immediately tried to close all applications and was locked out of the Run box and Windows Task Manager - I rebooted into safemode and made sure all applications were closed and ran Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-aware. They found and detected several issues and I was able to clean them. Unfortunately it looks like things were not corrected.
Ran the online scan for Trendmicro - Housecall and it again found several more issues. I cleared those.
Downloaded Avast! - ran the scanner and cleared everything it found. - Still issues.
Downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 - Ran the scan and cleared everything present. - Still issues.
Downloaded Microsoft's Malware remover (forgot name) ran and cleared what it found.
Ran the live scan from Microsoft. During the run of the application I received a message, from Microsoft thru this application. Clicked on it thinking it was part of the process and immediately regretted it. It did something funky to my system and disabled my ability to download anything through Internet Explorer or Mozilla. When I try in Mozilla I get a funky download box and nothing happens. In IE I receive a new style download box with a window on the bottom for links for www.drivecleaner.com also it started downloading these application right after I had clicked the link thinking it was part of microsoft's live scan. I was able to kill the install and keep going.
I checked my MSCONFIG for application that ran on startup - I was able to turn off.
Ran everything again in safe mode with networking support. Cleaned the system. Manually crawled through my registry and using the find and find next, deleted all mention of these files. Then searched my windows drive and deleted the mention of each file there.
Rebooted. System is able to boot and not finding anything running in the background. I tried to use Mozilla and IE and still cannot download anything. I still receive pop-ups. And I'm getting to the point in my frustrations that I'm getting near desperate and itching to reinstall windows.
**Was able to read one of the pop-ups - WinAntiVirusPro, another was an add by ZEDO**
**McAfee online scanner found..
Anyone out there able to assist me. I cannot download anything through Mozilla or IE so when I tried to ghost the forums for fixes, I was unable to get any of the applications that were suggested for fixes for others. I would either need someone to email me the applications they want me to run or do a File Xfer in ICQ, etc.
**Edited - I do have another machine I can use to xfer the appropriate files also. (If I have to buy a USB drive I can)**
Please, anything you can do would be appreciated.
**If there is an application that I can buy, I'm willing to go out and purchase it. Would prefer a software application that was a multifunction suite**
Edited by Grimtooth, 19 April 2007 - 07:19 PM.