I'm in a spot of bother. Looking at my g/fs brothers computer (XP Pro), it was clear it had been compromised beyond belief. I should've left it alone! I installed and ran avg and adaware, and cleaned the thousands of virii and malware on the computer. now it's having trouble booting/functioning. this ssk remains, and resists all the methods that i've found on the internet to clean it.
xp loads, but takes an extra 3 minutes in the starting up screen, then one minute without a desktop, then finally the desktop arrives but no taskbar. there is a toolbar (right-click taskbar, toolbars) that has no name, which seems to hide the taskbar. no internet access either, so i can't post hijack logs.
i have disabled all but system (and ssk) programs at startup, and have removed the vlcclient, and the ati2evxx.exe that has been linked with the malware.
it would seem ssk is causing most of my grief
same as this post, the program has no open processes, but seems to be able to undo any changes to registry or files that I might want to make. this users solution doesn't work either, as the windows folder is <immediately> replaced upon renaming. unlocker quotes the debug problem, but those changes to local policy always revert as well.
kilbox was no good, and is now giving me a system error &h800706b5
i can't delete the repairs or ssk files, nor can I stop them from running on startup.
I've never come across malware this nasty or persistent, and it's not on a computer of mine!
Any help would be most appreciated.