Weird virus?

By SeanFlynn
Sep 9, 2009
  1. I formatted my computer a couple hours ago because I had a strange virus that like made errors pop up when I started up , it had to do with like userinit? It put porn site shortcuts on my desktop and I honestly have no idea why they got there. All I downloaded was Visual Basic. Anyways, I still have that virus after creating a new partition. I scanned my computer with SuperAntiVirus and removed 3 adware.tracking cookies and I still have all this stuff. I did the HijackThis! log for you guys to see if you can spot anything. I looked it over myself and I didn't spot anything out of the ordinary. My OS information is in the log as well.
    Edit : This virus or whatever won't let me update AVG or Spybot or none of that stuff. Blocks anti-virus program sites. :(

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 12:39:39 AM, on 9/9/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
    I had to remove the links and the rest because I have no posts atm.

    If you can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.
    Sorry if I posted in the wrong part of the forums, just joined. :(
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Reporting as advertising rainonme:

    This is fourth thread you have recommended this:
    My comment on all of them is:
    All help on TechSpot if free!

    So if you go for the Basic package- one incident- say you can't get something updated.
    Then you say 'my computer is slow', you have another 'incident', therefore another charge on

    Computer Forums like TechSpot and many others are 'staffed' by volunteers' who give of their time and their experience- free. And while we might ask you to start another thread for s different computer problem, it's STILL free.
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