Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:13 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:05 PM
Also, I know others might disagree with this, but I don't trust a machine if it's ever been infected before (unless you've reinstalled the operating system).
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:00 PM
Welcome to PCWorld Community.
Yes, we seldom agree with Brian's conclusions LOL!
Now, you said both your PCs have been infected and none of the scanners have picked up any offending programs.
Could we know which of the PCs you'd like to salvage and give us more details on it. (OS , 32 or 64bit, name and PC number , how long have you owned it)
It might be that one of these infections is a recurring infection meaning, it will re-install itself after it has been removed.
Some are very smart at hiding their paths from our usual scanners and will need an in-depth cleaning. This will involve
lots of work and in the end Brian might be right this time.
But, before we get there, answer my questions and we will go from there.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:38 PM
I do not claim to understand .mtd files but a quick look at google
seems as if it is not a virus.
You ran trusted scanners and you did great to run them in safe mode.
I am not convinced you have a virus but an annoying program.
Is it needed for game sounds?
The crash could had been caused by all the scanners installed even if you used one at a time.
What has been recently installed?
Did you try a system restore to a time prior to all this activity?
This post has been edited by Rommel: 17 January 2013 - 05:40 PM