I'm thinking you did download the smartkiller for your second go at it. good.
With large infection volume, sometimes you must satisfy your self using
the programs to diminish slowly, in stages, the bad files.
For instance, in that tantalizing 90 seconds, you might catch locations offolders
full o' bleep or names you can track down to folders in program files
on the hard drive. Use Add/Remove programs to take out the major offenders as
a first step.
Also, switch the sequence of use.
Maybe try the spybot S&D first.
Perhaps the VX2 plug-in only in Ad-Aware before the main scan.
Try online scans to see if they'll reduce the carnage some.
Use microsoft anti-spyware, too.
The Beta 1 is basically Giant's program.
I've been having good results with it, and
hearing of other's also. It's free now.
It'll likely slay several, perhaps enough to
get the others to reduce the volume enough
so they can be effective.
We try to get the heavy, multiple infections
down to just the bare-essentials... the one(s)
that are persistant.
Then target them for special tool deployment.
Or, if you have the patience & CD's to reformat teenager's personal computers,
without losing any of their data & program functionality.....
is a good article to read.
Kinda like Sports Illustrated of the malware League.
to BC "ComputerDad" sbq
Your expertise will continue to
maintain domestic tranquility in the neighboorhood no doubt.
We the Internet users applaud your efforts.
Edited by phawgg, 23 January 2005 - 03:18 AM.