What's stated in bold is what I typed a few weeks ago:
A few weeks ago, I was surfing the web and a clicked on a site which caused my PC to act really funny. It opened up a bunch of web pages which wouldn't stop until I alt,cntl,deleted them to force them to shut. I noticed my desktop had new Icons on it that I didn't place there. I accidently clicked on one which was a batch job whiched messed up my PC. I couldn't open applications, ones I had open wouldn't close, I couldn't even clcik on start, shutdown. I had to restore my hard drive from scratch.
The 5 icons on my desk top are one with an "o" under it, another icon with an "o" nder it that is a batch job, another with 0021- bdl94126, another called SILENT, and the last one is CS4P08.
What's stated in italisized is what someone responded to me a few weeks ago:
Yeah 24giovanni, It's amazing what outsourcing of jobs does to the virus world. This is a memory
resident virus http://vx.netlux.org/lib/static/vdat/tumisc51.htm
The 5 icons on my desk top are one with an "o" under it, another icon with an "o" nder it that is a batch job, another with 0021- bdl94126, another called INSTALL2, another was INFAMOUS_DOWNLOADER and the last one is CS4P028.exe.
What I did today is run ad aware program, save what was found to a log and quarenteened what was found. I then ran spybot S & D and found 1 file and removed it.
After running both I was able to delete the icons off of my desktop. The past few times i've had this issue i've restored my system with the recovery disks that came with my system and other various software. I attached the file saved from ad aware.
What di I have to do to stop this from happening? Should I reformat my hard drive? Will that help if it is a memory virus? If not, what can I do to stop it?
Any help is greatly appreciated.