While downloading XP sp2 & updates after upgrading from Win 2000pro my Norton2005 Security Suite misteriously disabled( I made the fatefull mistake of not fully activating Norton after just reinstaling it, thinking I was safe downloading from Microsofts site) As it turnes out my entire drive is saturated with ADSs which was not picked up by HijackThis nor Adaware SE Pro. What I did was unplugged that drive with XP instalation & made it a secondary drive, using my backup drive with Win200 pro as the primary drive & then scanning the system. Adaware found about 80 000 odd bad data streams & so did HijackThis, however, Adaware freezes when I try deleting them even if I try doing it in small stages_ HijackThis which painfully one has to manualy select the streams just bombs out & also cannot clean them. The Boot ini file & Auto exec bat files are are also infected. My big problem is I have no other backup of my files so formating that drive is not an option.
I have searched the net looking for more info regarding ADSs & find nothing, please can someone help me with this issue as my entire business is now standing still.