Wish I could say it was a good morning, but....
Last night, I was putting the finishing touches on my PC after having a high-speed internet connection activated at my home. Got the modem hooked up ( a nice little Motorola sb5120), installed the software from Comcast, and I was up and running. I started to browse around a little bit just gawking at how fast it was compared to my old dial, and all of a sudden WHAM - my IE closed out, my desktop went black, and there was this rather suspicious giant "WARNING" message on my desktop, with some verbage under it (it didn't look very credible, but is stated I just got a virus/malware) A bunch of icons started appearing on my desktop, and I sat there freaking out because I forgot to start my Anti-Virus back up after the install.
Here are the motions I went through after thsi all happened:
1) I did a ctrl/alt/delete to see what was running, and there was
all this c-r-a-p started that I had never seen, so I ended them.
2) I started AVAST (I am running a freeware trial) anti-virus, and
it told me I had a trojan virus, and to run a reboot and scan,
which I did, it found about 23 spots throughout my system that
the worm hit. I deleted them all.
3) As the boot-up finished, I saw my picture appear that I use as a
desktop, then my desktop items all loaded but the desktop blinks
with an altering pale blue color - hiding my desktop picture.
4) I ran Norton - an entire scan, found some more remnants, deleted
5) Ran Spybot & Adaware about 4 times each until they couldn't find
anymore mess related to this event (found like 53 items, when on
a normal basis, I am clean as a whistle)
6) From msconfig, stopped all these odd executes from starting at
boot-up. Some were in my temp folder, some in WINDOWS/SYSTEM32
folder. I can not find 2 of the executes in system32 folder that
I am seeing in the startup deck in msconfig????
7) Unplugged the friggin' modem!
At this point, my other 2 accounts can log on normally, and see their default desktops, but my admin desktop keeps acting weird, hiding my desktop picture, and falshing the alternate pale blue color instead (when I do a shutdown, or restart - the pale blue disappears, and I see my saved desktop picture underneath)
I am not sure I am out of the woods yet, as I have not tried to really do anything. I just went to bed comatose....
What more do you think I should check?
What is the problem with my desktop?
How do I find the 2 hidden executes in my system32 folder?
Should I have deleted all this evil stuff, or quarantined it?
I just panicked and kept saying delete to all of it, I was so p-i-s-s-e-d off.
This is my first ever encounter with a virus in 10 years of home PC'ing, so any help would bu TREMENDOUSLY appreciated.
p.s. I am at work, so if anyone asks me specific file names of the malware and such, I will respond tomorow morning..