I often check my recent docs in start menu just to see what my kid has opened etc
Then I delete some to clean it up
But when I deleted them it just replaced it with others
I tried deleting every single one viewed
Then when I looked again there were a bunch more
I tried this many times- deleting them all
only to go back and see a bunch more in the list as if someone is opening documents
I tried a few times running Trend and it wouldnt work right for me
So in installed and ran (Free) avg and it ran properly and didnt find anything
Still i cant explain why my computer is looking like documents, pics etc are being viewed
So I ran panda & this is what panda found (other than cookies):
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Playmp3z Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Lynn\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\8VRN28PT\PLAY_MP3.exe
I looked it up and it says:
Playmp3z belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs.
PUPs are programs that, due to their features or means of distribution, can affect users' consent, awareness or control over operations like:
Modifications carried out on the computer.
Behavior of the program.
Processing of personal data.
The evaluation criteria of PUPs are based on the proposals suggested by the Anti-Spyware Coalition, organization of which Panda Security is a member.
Playmp3z does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
There have been 2 new things installed on computer in last 48 hrs or so
But from NEW software.
My daughter got a Sims 2 computer game and a Sansa MP3 player- new from store.
So that shouldnt be a problem.
Thanks in advance for help