Am I infected?

  kevinjuan 09:55 08 Dec 2005

Hi All

WinXP, SP2, Zone Alarm, AVG.

Lots of problems have all happened in the last two weeks.
All my Firefox bookmarks disappeared, Home page is reset, System Resore turns itself off AVG runs unscheduled scan without icon being shown on the task bar. This has happened twice in the last 2 weeks.

My Yahoo email address was also inundated with spam, all 75K in size. No matter how many addresess I added to my spam blocker (110 at last count) they continued to pile up. I closed the account in the end.

I updated and ran CWShredder, AdAware, Spybot S&D and AVG. All ran from Safe Mode.

AVG was clean, S&D OK and Adaware showed 6 low level files which I fixed.

Any Ideas?


  Klappers 10:13 08 Dec 2005

Probably not much help, but when i downloaded Microsoft Antispyware it detected a few things that adaware and S&D didn't.

  rawprawn 10:18 08 Dec 2005

You are probably best downloading HijackThis from click here running it and posting the log at this specialist site
click here

  kevinjuan 10:26 08 Dec 2005

Thanks Klappers & Rawpraw, I will try them and see what happens.

  kevinjuan 10:47 08 Dec 2005

MS Antispy just cleaned 7 items which S&D and Adaware failed to see. So maybe that will help.

Many thanks.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

What went wrong at the Designs of the Year 2017

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment utiliser Live Photos ?