Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:13 PM
Well, I did it. I have always heard that no good deed goes unpunished, and now I guess I learned it first hand.
Here I was assisting one of my friends with transfering files from his 40GB HDD to a mice little 500GB. (he ws in dire need of a system upgrade and asked for my assistance) Checking out various little files, opening this, deleting that and so on. Suddenly, one little innocuous file crossed my screen and I opened it. A CODEC pac if I am not mistaken, and then, I noticed that when browsing the internet, my favorites window would close it's self when I selected something from it. Then there was a popup bar at the top of the browser, stating: Warning: possible spyware or adware infection! Click here to scan your computer for spyware and adware...
Then a day or two later came the redirects to adservtoo.com and directnameservice.com. Now, I saw that and ran spybot and had Smitfraud pop up... Whee!
After several removals, alternate attempts and software removal methods, I find it has built a cosy little nest in my HDD!
But Hey, What are friends for if not to chalange us?
But alas, I am at my wits end...