I don't know even what Zone Alarm is but please: can
help me identify and rid this virus?
On Feb 9th I foolishly executed
a file from a slime site which is no longer a valid URL.After running, the file deleted itself. It was 132 KB file. Another file just like it was found easily on the Web, and it is archived as my crack1037.zip, for which the passwod is "suspect". This file is available, but I have NOT attached it hereto ...yet.
Since then I have had various symptoms.
System Restore is disabled! I can select an old checkpoint to restore from, but when it's all ready to proceed at the next screen and I hit "Next", nothing happens. And NO checkpoints have been recorded since Feb. 9th!
I am unable to visit certain anti-virus websites, like trendmicro.com for example, also majorgeeks.com and geekstogo.com, claiming domain name server problems and such! It still works in Opera though, perhaps temporarily, but like the other 2 browsers I tried this under, when I tried to launch HouseCall, TrendMicro's online free virus scan, it goes through the initial steps and then just sits idle interminably!
No virus is detected by MacAfee Stinger, and no virus is detected by MacAfee Klez or Bugbear removal tools. I downloaded their very latests ('had to use a different PC) and ran each fully!
Browsers, especially my default Firefox, tend to get hung up and crash, fail to load certain pages or run certain scripts correctly. It's difficult to pin down, but for example I cannot login to my site running Mambo 4.5.2 since Feb. 9th and I get no error message only a blank page after trying.
Other than the above, I don't discern any obvious symptoms. There are no new entries in my PC's Startup list, as far as I can see.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)