Hello All, I think I have a ZbotG, along, with some other T-horse, infection (according to AVG) which are successively rendering my machines useless and have prevented me accessing the internet. I was following the "UPDATED 6-step iruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions" tutorial and had just got to step-3 when my only means of passing thing (dropbox between the infected machine a a clean one of my friend's when out of action. Now I've never been affected in a serious way by viruses, unlike many other people I know. I only a few weeks back I was shaking shaking my head at a friend for not having AV installed and bang here two ofmy machines are hit and I'm looking clever. WHat's more I am writing up for my PhD hesis for which the final deadline is next friday ( the 30th one week from) !!! Backgroud: approximatle 1.5 weeks ago my XP desktop machine went down with what AVG recognised as Zbot.G. A subsequent scan revealed it to be everywhere, having affected thousands of files. I've never experienced anything of the like. Quite impressive. It seemed that my system was being eaten from the inside out. Firefox was prevented from opening and for internet explorer I could use the web however, if is searched for somethings regarding anti-virus (Housecall scan, AVG manual update e.t.c.) the browser would act like it was off-line load a "this page cannot be displyed" page. For the timebeing this machine is being left alone until I have more time to look at it.... Anyway, so here I am now with my XP laptop having just caught a case of the Zbot. I can't link the two infetions unless there has been a period of dormant waiting between the two. In any case I have not choice than to recover the laptop and for this beg someone for a solution. Just FYI I cannot use any web-browser (IE, Firefox, chrome) on this machine but luckily drop-box is allowing me to put things under the door so that, despite its captor, I can keep this machine alive. (UPDATE: ARRRH, SPOKE TOO SOON !!! Drop-box has not gone down along with a python-library) I am following the instriuctions in the thread titled "UPDATED 6-step iruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions" Step 1 (AV Scanning ) : My AVG was upto date (due to check tomorrow) and a scan with this 1633 infections of which 940 were removed+healed and 6963 were not. Step 2 (Malwarebytes) : from a complete install itentifyed and dealt with on instance of a nasty. The log of this scan is here: log was to be here nut now its stuck on the infected machine OK NOW I'M STUCK.I currently typing on a friend's netbook and I currently don't see any way to get the log results out of my infected machine to report here. Can anyoe suggest a way that won't put this last computer at risk? In much anticipation, G p.s. just i lost connection with the infected machine's drop-box i was following step 3 in which dds.scr is used. Here I downloaded the file on a WIn7 machine, passed this to the XP one and needed to rename to dds,exe for it to run. A console window followed i which a message said not longer than 3 mins. I waited significantly longer than this on three occasions before deciding it had frozen and the machine required restarting.. .. so I was unable to get the log for this.