I downloaded veoh.com, and it included a little trojan present for me. I ran AVG immediately, and it discovered 5 different files (various downloader/agent or downloader.generic7 files), which it has moved to the virus vault. I also found a file called "WebHancer", which a google search said was a virus, so I deleted that through program files and the registry...as per online instructions. I rebooted in safe mode and ran AVG again, but it did not discover any threats. However, I'm still getting these awful popups that say "windows security system warning, you have "Editpad.exe" (or another file...it changes every time), and then it wants me to click a link to install "spyware protection". I'm also getting pop-ups that say something along the lines of "slow operations might have been caused by malicious spyware. Download antispyware software and run full system scan to remove viruses from your computer. Click here to start downloading.". I can tell these are not actually part of windows because they have spelling errors (secyrity and baloon). It's also changed the wallpaper on my desktop to a cryptic message about spyware activity, and a link to "fix it".
Also, I cannot access certain sites on the internet....such as anything that has "spyware" or "spy" in the title....and its changed my homepage.
I can't figure out what this is or how to get rid of it...help!
EDIT: I found the files associated with it in c:/windows....but when I try to delete them, they just come back again. Still not sure what this thing is called.
Edited by helen_scott, 01 June 2008 - 05:07 AM.