spyware that erases signs of its detection

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Terry Walton

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I was running a Lavasoft scan on my XP SP2 today. The first two items found were low-priority and easily dealt with. Then the strangeness started. Five times a trojan was found (4 times an " Exploit Byte Verify" and once something that that had "Trojan" in the title -- sorry I wasn't more observant, but I was a bit groggy at the time.) Each time Lavasoft said that the item could not be accessed. At the end of the scan, Lavasoft said that NO THREATS
HAD BEEN FOUND. I repeated the scan and this time no trojan-detection message occurred and again I was told that no threats had been found. I then ran Spyware Doctor, which found two instances of Starware, an unrelated phenomenon, in Temporary Internet Files . . . It would appear that I have a set of trojans that erase all signs of their having been detected, making them invisible to all future scans as well. Notice to anyone who runs scans: you will now have to watch your scans as they occur.

Any suggestions on dealing with this ghostly enemy?
 
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Please download Hijackthis Here
Let it Place Hijackthis in C:\Program Files\Hijackthis
Open Hijackthis
Click on Do a System Scan and Save log file
Don't Fix any Items!!!
Just copy and paste the contents of the log file to your reply.
 
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