Recently, I removed Windows XP Security 2012 and was left with a process called ping.exe which uses enormous amounts of CPU.
I am in the process of completing the sticky guide (http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/microsoft-windows/viruses-spyware-and-other-nasties/threads/134865) and am currently running scan #2 using GMER.
I have ran the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, ATF-Cleaner, and GMER while using safe mode.
Is it OK for me to be in safe mode when creating these logs?
ALSO, the first thing I ever did was run Malwarebytes Anti-malware, but it did not catch anything. WMSRT and TDSSkiller did not find anything as well. I've read that this is a symptom of the virus (interfering with anti-virus programs).
I will post the logs upon completion, as I will have to restart my computer to enable networking, but it is in the middle of scanning via GMER