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I have been having an issue with my computer. I seem to have gotten a trojan. It disguises it self as iexplore.exe and services.exe. Internet explorer runs in the backround and plays audio of all kinds of ads. i can kill the process, but it just respawns. same with services.exe. It seems like the trojan got in through an exploit in wmp or iexplorer as i hadnt run those security updates in a while(doh!)

Anyhow, I tried running various adware/virus scans, but i am unable to. if i try and run malwarebytes,mcafee,norton,hijack this, avp, etc this trojan will stop the program from running, then make its directory read only prevent it from being run again. this also happens in safe mode.... I tried renaming the directories and executable files, but it didnt help any.

I tried the web base virus scans, but the computer froze whenever i did. i tried combing through the registry, but couldnt find anything of note.

I saw another thread hear with a file to check the master boot record. i ran it based on the instructions and here was the result:

C:\WINDOWS>mbr.exe -t

Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal detector 0.3.6 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net

device: opened successfully

user: error reading MBR

called modules: ntoskrnl.exe >>UNKNOWN [0x8A62AC92]<<

kernel: MBR read successfully

detected MBR rootkit hooks:

\Driver\atapi -> 0x8a6bab80

Warning: possible MBR rootkit infection !

MBR rootkit infection detected ! Use: "mbr.exe -f" to fix.

C:\WINDOWS>mbr .exe -f

Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal detector 0.3.6 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net

device: opened successfully

user: error reading MBR

kernel: MBR read successfully

i assume this is part of my problem, but not sure where to go from here. running the mbr.exe -f fix command didnt seem to do anything....

any help would be appreciated, id prefer not to reformat/re-install if can avoid it as i have a ton of software and subscriptions on here that i cant really back up

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