Posted 30 June 2007 - 12:51 PM
Hello, I'm new here. As with other folks who have posted here, I came upon this forum and thought I'd give it a try.
I have an XP Home Edition SP1 running the latest Microsoft updates and latest Java (updated after being infected by spy/adware). I have ZoneAlarm, McAffee, AOL Spyware Protection & Spy Sweeper running in the background.
Somehow I got infected with several spy/adware trojans and I was able to get rid of most of them, but VIRTUMONDE seems to be detected, but never permanently removed.
VIRTUMONDE appears to keep recurring and I think I've traced it to when I open a new IE window. When that happens, the Privacy settings are reset to allow all cookies even though it was set to block cookies. If I open a copy of another IE window from an already opened IE window, the settings remain unchanged. So I believe the actual opening of a new IE window is when this malware gets activated.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've opened a ticket with the makers of Spy Sweeper, but haven't gotten a reply from them yet.