Ok bear with me folks, and prepare for a ******* wall of text. Where to start its hard, well I've got a nasty virus. Upon boot this morning, windows just went absolutely spastic, i checked the task manager. LOTS AND LOTS of foreign processes I didn't recognise nor trust. Then it froze. Now I tried a few things, but I came to the conclusion that windows was absolutely fked.
Now if all else fails, I says, boot up windows say mode. Now I did successfull and voila it worked. Now with several malware removing programs (adaware, spybot) I was able to locate and destroy these offending viral files.
However chaps, upon rebooting normal windows this virus had recreated all the files I had purged. Its' a lot more vicious and deeply entrenched then I realised.
I gave up after awhile, for it seemed everytime I clear all the files in safemode they were just replaced. Then a wave of brilliance hit me, and I've got a half-way solution in place.
I rebooted into safemode. I opened ALL the offending files in notepad. I cleared ALL the code, saved it, and ticked the 'Read-Only' box. Then under the security tab of everyfile (i think its' a safemode only option) I denied access, writing, modifying, deleting etc etc to the Administrator, users, system, EVERYTHING etc etc.
My thinking, was that the virus would recognise the files were there, but couldn't overwrite them, re-modify, delete or recreate them. So now that I reboot windows, the malicious offending files still load up in task manager, however they do not have their freezing and other lame viral effects.
I've temporarily disabled, or perhaps disarmed it. Now before you start recommending me programs to delete the files, (I'll compile a list of files down below to help you identify the virsus/trojan/worm) I'm hesistant. You see before, I kept deleting the trojans, worms etc and they kept coming back.
Meaning, I must find the source of the virus, the source file if that makes any sense. I must also find out how to enable the windows firewall again (I will use other firewall, but clearly this is an effect of the virus).
The firewall error: "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings."
Now I hope this list helps you, these are some of the files I kept removing before, but they kept being recreated. Many are identified by adaware/spybot as malware, and many are on in the 'Processes' of the Task Manager:
drsmartload.exe, nckige.exe, avoxqu.exe, update.exe, goll.exe, install.exe, two.exe, service.exe, loadadv455.exe, uniq (no file extension), vcncr.exe, rorjxk.exe, eywblbby.exe, cgqrvrva.exe, ToolBar888 (registry key, $_2341233.TMP, Firefox(default):.doubleclick.net/(id)
I do not want to format. Its a last resort, my tactical nuclear strike. Additionally my cousin told me of a similiar problem, where formatting did not completely solve the problem.
Please I need your help. I think I've nullified most of the virus' deadliness, but it is STILL DEFINITELY THERE. Just partially disabled. Please consider everything I've said carefully, a simple deletion of the files listed, is not going to suffice.