A very BIG thankyou. I followed the steps to get rid of several malware and rootkits and they worked!
I have confirmed what my intuition was telling me, thanks to the really clear information and resources that are available here
I have even printed out Tony Kleins popular "How did I get infected in the first place?". Probably the most comprehensive guideline and overview of the security elements that are essential for a Windows system to be secure. Most of the tools you guys recommend can also be found in Hirens Boot CD.
And last but not least, take notice of the precautions about using these tools (Combofix, SmitfraudFix...). Take note of all the advice and take care of following the procedures .
I always had the bad habit of multitasking... (errr yes! I admit I had ESET Nod32, Spybot SD running scans at the same time while still downloading torrents, checking my mail and reading the news and I dont know what started or finished first)
When it comes to security, there is only one way. This is... doing the things one by one, and taking special care of every single click you make. You dont want to end up with a brick instead of a computer. After a successful malware removal you will be pleased to have your sys back to normal so you can practice all your special multitasking abilities like me :) If your Pc can keep up with u!
Long live SpywareHammer Team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And their quest for helping out all the innocent people out there that have fallen prisoners of Malware!
Once again Thankyou