I've been battling Internet Security 2010, AntiMalware Defender, and background audio ads for about 2 months now. But I think I might have a new twist. Someone on another forum was trying to help me, but we seem to have hit a wall and I'm hoping you guys can help me?
I have an HP Pavillion 7680 running XP sp3.
About 2 weeks ago (after 6 weeks of MBAM, GMER, OTL, etc.) we had gotten rid of Internet Security 2010 and AntiMalware Defender, but the audio ads were still there. Then Internet Security 2010 started up again. I lost all hope. I disconnected my second internal hard drive (D: ) so I could attach a new (just out of the box) drive, copy my work files and music, and start from scratch by wiping my C: drive and reinstalling Windows. Most of my important files are on the D: drive, so I wasn't too worried about wiping C:.
When I restarted, it was all gone! No Internet Security 2010, no AntiMalware Defender, no background audio ads! I haven't seen a sign of any of it for 2 weeks.
My assumption is that this is all sitting on my D: drive somewhere (I have no programs that run from the D: drive).
Can I somehow scan that drive without these things starting up again? Can I copy my files off that drive and replace it? How do I know if my graphic design files, music, photos are infected or safe to move? Would it help to remove that drive from the computer and put it in a USB hard drive enclosure?
I'm happy to run any of the scans and post any logs that would be helpful.