Yesterday I downloaded a bogus codec (I know, stupid huh!) Afterward I began getting tons of spyware pop-ups. XP Antivirus, SYSCleaner, SysErrorFixer, etc. My system tray has a fake Red shield with an X through it, and continuously prompts me to download Spyware. In addition I get pop-ups supposedly from Windows that require immediate action.
I Also had one other spyware infection. I used the removal instructions on it and ran SmitFraudFix and I thought everything was fixed, but it wasn't. I tried several toehr tactics, and none of them worked.
Then I installed CA Anti-Spyware 2008, the newest and supposedly best! It found some spyware I couldn't, however it's quarantines only solve the problem for about 30 minutes. During one check however, I saw a High risk item label NewMediaCodec.
I searched online to see what NewMediaCodec does. CA has a section about it on their website with Regestry cues and everything. The URL is : http://www.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pes...px?id=453111498 .
In addition to the pop-ups, I also cannot remove programs from my Add/Remove Programs GUI in my control panel. After looking at CA's description, I am almost positive that NewMediaCodec is responsible for this.
Does anyone know how I can fix this?
Edited by rigel, 24 January 2008 - 03:17 PM.
Mod edit: Moved to a more appropriate forum