"Web attack: Blackhole toolkit detected" -- Now what?
by BobMac51 - 4/29/11 7:58 PM
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) popped up the above message on my XP Pro machine the other day. I quickly closed the browser, and shutdown the machine. After rebooting, I checked the SEP risk & threat logs, which showed nothing, then did full scans using SEP, then Malware Bytes, and as luck would have it, the MS malicious software removal tool for April. None of the scans turned up anything. But ever since then, the machine has been acting a little flaky. There's a weird 'screen flash' during the boot process before Windows loads, and certain webpages now seem to take forever to load. How can I detect if a Blackhole toolkit has been loaded on my PC? And how can I get rid of it if it has? Thanks.