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Need Help Identifying A Virus

I need help identifying a virus that attacked my system recently.

A few days ago, some virus got into my system and it basically destroyed everything. My system was VERY slow, access to Control Panel, Registry Editor, Folder Options, etc. was 'Disabled by My Administrator', even though I'm the Administrator and there are no other accounts on my computer. (Administrator is the only account.)

For some reason, every now and then, the Floppy Drive would light up and make a sound. Whenever it did this, Avast! popped up saying that a virus had been detected, and had apparently infected some C:/WINDOWS/System32 file. When I clicked on 'Delete' or 'Quarantine', Avast! would say it was successfully moved/deleted, yet the virus kept popping up when the Floppy Drive made it's little noise.

The virus apparently kept going, and turned sites like Google into spam searchers for rogue Anti-Virus programs. Avast! would pick it up, and say it was successfully deleted/quarantined, but for some reason, it never was and the virus just got worse and worse.

I eventually had to re-install windows twice in the one night. (Mostly due to my own stupidity of plugging in an infected USB drive, which effectively activated the virus again.)

In the end, I lost all data, all Anime, all school work, pretty much everything. I'm just glad I didn't have my External HDD plugged in at the time, or else I would've lost all data on that, too.

Any help identifying this virus would be a real help.

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  • benji_rocker Jan 15, 2009

    To BillW50: Sadly, all logs created by Avast! have been permanently deleted as a result of re-installing Windows.

  • Edgardo Matos
    Edgardo Matos May 11, 2010

    What is the Machine doing ?

  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    Avast should have a log of the virus name, no?

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Download and install http://www.malwarebytes.org/. Is completely free application and is one of the best out right now. Install that application the reboot your computer in safemode. Run the scan in safemode. After the scan is complete it will most likely get rid of the virus. It is about 98% effect here at our IT-Shop

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