Virus AVG can't remove

Dell Inspiron 9300 notebook
December 7, 2009 at 12:54:59
Specs: Windows XP, 1 GB RAM
For the last few weeks, my computer has been running a little slower than usual. It does this thing where it will just freeze up for a few seconds and then go back to what it was doing. I can still move my cursor around, but if I'm scrolling or typing, usually several times a minute, the screen will just lock up.

AVG runs every day at noon automatically and finds the exact same 24 warnings that it said it removed the day before. According to the details, these warnings are all Yadro.ru tracking cookies.

I've tried clearing my cookies several times and trying to locate the problem files manually, but the problem is the place that AVG says the files are located in does not exist. Here's the location of the files:

C:\Documents and Settings\Umbra\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\3y0obqfu.default\cookies.sqlite

The problem is there is no Application Data in my user folder. And the Yadro.ru files are not in my cookies folder. I'm not sure how to get rid of this, and I'm pretty sure it's causing the screen freezes.

I've also tried using HijackThis and it also will not remove some components that are seen as harmful. I'm not sure how to get rid of this thing. Any advice?

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#1
December 7, 2009 at 14:50:02
Try Malwarebytes and Superantispyware scan with a full scan, also try the online ESET scanner. Try these and if things still don't clear up PM me

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#2
December 11, 2009 at 16:09:23
I find that the best combination to use on even the nastiest of viruses is Hijack This [first] then ComboFix [second]. Only use the most recent combofix and be sure that it finishes, it is very important that it finishes. After combofix is done reset your internet explorer, then run MBAM or Spybot. You should be good to go after that so long as it was virus related.

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#3
December 11, 2009 at 23:01:56
Thanks, Josh and Tekmate. I downloadedMalwareBytes and ran it three times and it seemed to remove the infections...apparently the issue was a Trojan and not a tracking cookie (a Trojan AVG failed to pick up). My laptop is working normally again.

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