100% security breach, please help!

By hazmaq
Aug 13, 2007
  1. I've a newer DellPC , WinXP, Avast, Zone Alarm, Spy-Bot, Ad-AwareSE, everything, but now I've got this stuff in my computer. It's hallmark is a bright new red desk top (sliding screen) with a hazardous warning sign, trying to download this crap:

    I've tried many of your suggestions
    I've even tried system restore, and it didn't detect it.
    I use Firefox/Mozilla as my browser but this still got through and has taken control of IE.

    How did this happen
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,702   +488

  3. hazmaq

    hazmaq TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,702   +488

    host file and spywareblaster are tools to PREVENT infections, not cure them.

    Howard's info is the repair side
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of hazmaq only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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