I recently reinstalled my computer and hence I was stuck with the awesomely annoying and non functional Symantec's Norton Antivirus and Internet Security. I forgot to get rid of it and install a program that works. Later last night I realized that my computer was acting funny - the control panel does open up instead an error message does telling me I do not have enough privileges! Hell, I am the Administrator! The same was the result when I tried to access 'regedit', 'msconfig' and 'firewall.cpl' . I also noticed these three processes - khatra.exe, gHost.exe and Xplorer.exe
The first thing I did was install MBAM and on scanning it, the result was of course a list of trojans and tracking cookies. I selected all and deleted them. On restart I was able to access registry.
I then hunted my registry and deleted anything pertaining to those three keywords. Then I ran the Panda Online Scan, looked at the results and then manually deleted the infected files. Most of them were '.cab' files stored in 'Windows' and 'System32' . I cleared all of them out.
I then installed AVG and scanned, the scan shows that there are no infections but I am not able to access control panel still. Also when I have AVG installed I cannot access the internet. Updating of Virus definition or MABM update was not possible as well.
Please advice. I am pasting the MBAM and HJT log.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2775
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2