possible virus with no popups .. need to make sure ..
Posted on 2006-04-29
i have a windows xp system sp2. didnt hear my friend's advice when i visited crack sites. my antivirus program is avast home edition and it says it is up to date. after going to the sites i got popups of trojans from the antivirus program. delting them didnt work. so i refuged to restoring the system to an earlier point which did not work. windows firewall was turned off and could not be enabled. so i used recovery console. almost everything is back to normal. except that once i got the msblaster popup that the computer will shut down in 59 seconds . i scanned for viruses but nothing was there. i downloaded the windows update that stops malicios software, but couldnt find anything..
the symptoms are that the windows movie maker wont work due to "potential virus". the windows meda player is acting sluggish. and the song is not shut after the app is closed. and ofcourse the one time that the blaster appeared.
my question is does recovery console solve everything? and how come windoes media player is acting sluggish althogh i re-installed it. note that the ram is 1GB so there should be no reason for windows media player not to respond :s
how do i know that i am not infected?