Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:05 AM
hallo, this is my first post, so please forgive if this is the wrong forum! I'm trying to clean up a friend's seriously infected and mucked up computer - we're getting on slowly (the first run of Spybot removed over 300 beasts!) but there are some real nasties like Virtumonde and Abetear A which I'll have a go at with HijackThis in the next few days and post appropriately.
Meanwhile, here is a silly thing which it would be nice to get rid of. On start-up, a RUNDLL window pops up saying it can't find
There is nothing to say what this belongs to and closing it makes it go away. Googling finds nothing about this dll.
Does anyone have an idea what this could be? Might it be something to do with Abetear or Virtumonde or Astakiller or MyWebSearch, all of which keep coming up?
We've run Spybot several times, also AdAware2007 (free), and RogueRemover, also Vundo, which hasn't completely worked.
The computer is a Dell running Windows XP Home, on NTL broadband with NTL antivirus/antispyware/firewall etc. This had been switched to manual update in July and forgotten about, with a very active teenager downloading all sorts of jolly stuff.... It's now set to update automatically, but there's still lots of crap in the system.