Stuborn Virus/Malware

By romeoro1
Aug 6, 2008
  1. I can't seem to shake this virus/malware infections. I have tried all sorts of av and Spyware programs. I have formatted the harddrive and reinstalled xp serveral times. I've wiped the disk using Maxtor's dos zeroing low level format. I've flashed the bios with the latest dell update overwritting a possible flash memory infection.

    The problem is the registry appears to be overwritten during boot. I get a Registry Recovery message "One of the files containg the system's registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was sucessful." Then a few days go by and we start accumulating all sorts of good stuff (trojans, bad sites visited, malware, etc) Eventually the os crashed and I have to reinstall windows.

    I've tried installing a different os like win 2003 servers but the virus seems to disallow certain files from being installed. I though perhaps the windows xp cd I use has the virus but I've installed the same cd on other machines and have not seem this virus.

    If anybody has any insight please let me know before I chuck this box onto the highway!
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Send it to me before you chuck into any highways.

    Do you have a 3rd party firewall installed?

    What AV are you using

    Lets try an Anti-rootkit scan as it will take longer to install than to scan

    Let me know if it finds anything

    After this we can move on to looking at a few other possibilites
  3. romeoro1

    romeoro1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Up to step 6 and I may have found something, we'll see...

    SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

    Generated 07/30/2008 at 08:59 PM

    Application Version : 4.15.1000

    Core Rules Database Version : 3522
    Trace Rules Database Version: 1512

    Scan type : Complete Scan
    Total Scan Time : 00:14:32

    Memory items scanned : 420
    Memory threats detected : 0
    Registry items scanned : 2867
    Registry threats detected : 0
    File items scanned : 9796
    File threats detected : 1

    C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{971ED10F-8E66-4507-BA59-41DC3CF601C3}\RP22\A0002922.EXE
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    that isn't the anti-rootkit log
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