I am apparently the latest vctim to this nightmare. I went onto another site and got instructions for how to clean out the Antivirus XP 2008. I cleared out the dll entries, the registry entries, and the files. I wiped the files with my Defender Pro File Wiper.
Everything seemed to be going good - I didn't get the pop ups anymore, I didn't see the annoying background scanning thing, and I thought I had it gone until I restarted my computer.
I have Windows XP Home Edition, and the Windows start page starts loading, but then I get an error that says certain 4 different .exe files cannot start because SHLWAPI.dll cannot be found. I think they are lsass.exe, and something else. I am at work using a normal computer, and don't remember...
The problem is that in the directions - I was told I had to delete SHLWAPI.dll, wininet.dll, and various others starting with a "rhcp" sequence - and the Trojans- zlob and something else.
Now my computer never gets to the desktop and keeps restarting itself! It is a cycle. Safe mode doesn't help because I still get the error in safe mode. I am NOT a techie - I am just an average joe looking to assess the damage. Could there have been a worm in with this thing??? And am I totally screwed???
Any ideas? I am going nuts!!!:@