PC freezing & failing to reboot. Serious Malware/Trojan/Spyware

By ajvicente
Nov 13, 2008
  1. My Computer:

    Dell Dimension 5150
    Windows XP
    Media Centre Edition
    Service Pack 2

    What Happened:

    I downloaded one of those softwares that records video streaming on your computer screen and I know that when I installed it, the virus started.

    Now i struggle to get my computer to work. I works very slowly and freezes -But works betterif I unplug the internet network cable.

    Main Symptons:

    • much slower processing speed

    • on internet; pop-ups and computer freezing – always soon after on internet

    • sometimes freezes on welcome blue screen after reboot and sometimes as soon as I enter desktop – often the start menu bar doesn’t quite load
    • it seemed to have removed my Norton firewall

    • error messages referring to failure of google installer

    • cant run several antivirus installers (.exe)- crashes …this includes
    • “Spybot-search and destroy”, “Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware” and “Spyware Doctor”

    • after scanning with “AVL” found and removed virus: “downloader.zlob”

    • after running “Ad-Aware” scan – blue screen appeared stating with
    • the error 0x0000008e

    Any suggestions?

  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    This is a duplicate post!

    See your other post!

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