Good afternoon. I apologize to trouble you all with a somewhat unnecessary post, however I come here out of sheer interest as to whether or not I removed a virus adequately.
Firstly, I'd like to point out that the virus "Sprotect.B" detected by my AVG Free Edition was not able to be removed (by the program, that is). It would be lovely if AVG technicians and software engineers would be able to program AVG software with ways to abolish the virus.
The exact statement from my AVG program was as follows: Threat: Potentially harmful program Sprotect.B Object name: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe (2188) Severity: Medium State: Infected Identified by: Scan Date: 5/22/2013, 4:10:33 PM.
In order to remove it I had to frantically research how to do it manually. I came across a guide in this website that directed me to delete a few files in safe mode. Now, I did not come across the following files in my search (which were mentioned in the manual guide on that external site):
I was also unable to find the Internet Settings the article discussed. While I am not sure that was a necessary step, some clarification on whether or not it was necessary and how to get to it on Windows 7 would be very helpful.
Now, perhaps out of my imagination, I feel as though my internet may be running somewhat slower. Could the removal of any of those files have resulted in a loss of internet speed in any way, shape, or form?
After I made the deletions, my AVG no longer detects "Sprotect.B." However, I am still intrigued as to whether or not the steps I followed were accurate ones, and whether or not my internet connection (or other CPU components) have been harmed in the process of removing the pest.
For the individual(s) who respond(s), thank you in advance!
I chose not to include the requested "GMER scan result" since my McAfee Site Advisor identified the download location as a dangerous site to visit. I've attached the msinfo.nfo file, though; hopefully that is enough information.