xTractatorix wrote:So what your saying is that the Trojan may not have been deleted, but if the Trojan is removed for good am i safe? In other words once the Trojan is removed for good will i still be as susceptible?
I'm not an expert on trojans but I know a little bit about how they can work. From a concept perspective, more advanced trojans will split themselves up so in the event an AV does catch it, only a small portion of code is deleted. This prevents the hacker from having root access to your machine but it still allows a keygen to operate or a automated message to the hacker informing him of losing his access to which machine with all your details. However, MOST trojans you come across aren't like that. You get hit with a trojan cocktail of things, which disables your task manager, deletes your system restore saves, opens ports, etc.
My suggestion to you is that after running your AV, download a fresh copy of it. Disconnect from the net and reinstall. This will give you fresh default settings and will ensure that if the hacker/trojan put itself on the exception list without you easily able to see it, it gets caught. In this case I say you start using Spybot Search & Destroy
and make use of the TeaTimer. It alerts you when registry items are changed or something tries to install or access the internet and you can stop it. Finally run a check for registry errors. Check out this thread
for some suggestions. SS&D also has a tool for this.
If you still notice strange things happening. Yes a fresh install might be a good idea.