Posted 21 February 2005 - 09:38 AM
In the last week I've installed a few programs onto my computer.Ad-Aware SE personal,SpywareBlaster and Sygate's Personal firewall.All were free "shareware".After installation of these programs,I have begun to have many more pop-ups than ever before!Also,my browser now is acting kinda of strange.It doesn't load pages in a smooth way like before.It's very jumpy.I am using Mozilla Firefox as a browser.I never had pop-ups before I installed these programs.This leads me to believe that one or more of the Anti-Spyware programs is really spyware or a Trojan Horse.I had been using Spybot Search and Destroy and X-Cleaner as well as Norton-Antivirus previous to the installations listed above and everything was fine.I have checked the security log of the Sygate personal firewall.The description field of the security log says this:
Application Hijacking has been detected
The application: C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe try to launch another application: C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe to go to remote host www.spywareblaster.net
Can someone please give me some advice as to what to do about this?