About a week ago I got some viruses that I knew about straight away. There was a windows command processor virus and AVG picked up several Win32/Heur in C:\root ( root is some software) and C:\SWSetup. AVG couldn't remove everything so I ran MalwareBytes which seemed to pick up and remove some bits of malware and I stopped getting the command processor popups and AVG stopped detecting threats and a full scan showed nothing.
Today AVG suddenly detected several Trojan Horse Generic27.AFYF.dropper threats all over my C drive. It removed almost all apart from some in C:\Python27 where it said 'Object inaccessible'. Should I be worried and is there anything else I need to do to clean my computer? I am currently running a full scan of MalwareBytes to see if there is anything else. I see that AVG updated itself last night to virus DB 2113/4858.
I am using AVG free 2011. The virus database is currently 2113/4858. I am running Windows 7, updated a couple of days ago.
I could not get GMER to do a full scan without crashing. I tried both the latest version and 114; I could not find a download for an older version. I have attached the output from the autostart scan. I also did a full avg scan in safe mode (log attached) which did not find anything but a day later when I did a scan in regular windows it found 258 of these trojan threats and removed them all. I am pretty sure there is still something lurking in my computer.
Are you still experiencing issue with inaccesible file? You may use Gmer file manager in order to remove it.
Without Gmer Anti-rootkit scan results it is difficult to say where the rootkit may be hiding (if there is any), but many of them are using master boot record as their hideout. Restoring master boot record in offline mode may help, but please note that this is only a wild guess and even when there is no infection it will not do any harm to the computer.
Right after the MBR is restored, please scan your computer with updated AVG Rescue CD.
After all above mentioned procedures are done, please provide us with new Gmer and AVG scan results so we can confirm that your computer is clean.
Thank you for the replies, much appreciated. I am afraid I ended up formatting and reinstalling windows. I got a bit paranoid, especially as I couldn't get gmer to run properly and avg kept picking up new threats. I figured it would save a lot of time, effort and worry to just bite the bullet and format.