Quote: Originally Posted by Golden
According to the system sweeper log, you still have a malware infection:
What confuses me is how ESET let that through. You need to get rid of this infection before you attempt to tackle anything else. Try using Malwarebytes
to do that.
Here is some information on Malat:
Trojan:Win32/Malat is a generic detection for malware that exhibits explicit forms of malicious behavior.
Malware detected as Trojan:Win32/Malat may display a combination of the following behaviors:
- Downloading and executing arbitrary files
Modifying protected system registry values
Hiding in protected operating system locations
Creating remote threads in external processes
Dropping files to the System folder
Modifying the Windows Hosts file
Connecting to a specific IRC server and channel and awaiting commands from a remote attacker.
If you look at the end of the log you will see:
Resource action complete:Removal
Finished threat ID:2147625421
Threat status flags:0
Finished threat actions
End time:Tue Oct 11 2011 00:35:41
Standalone System Sweeper Log, (c) 2006
Stopped On Tue Oct 11 2011 00:42:49 (Exit Code = 0x0)
Threat was removed.
Anyway, I restored the system to the factory state and am in the process of installing programs, etc.
Many thanks to all who helped, Jim