Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Intel® Core ™2 CPU
T5600 @ 1.83GHz
1.83 GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM
Problems and Actions taken:
PCPrivacyCleaner appeared. I ran with Spyhunter (free) and tried to remove it manually by deleting its registry key and value. But the fake window system warning kept popping up to redirect me to a page to purchase this rogue program, even when PCPrivacyCleaner's name disappeared from my scanning.
Since that rogue, I started to have a lot of advertisement pages (not pop-ups) or redirects. I know that some websites do have advertisement pages but after a certain number of pages are viewed. Whenever I click a link for my keyword in an search engine, it redirects or changes the page to an advertisement page the first thing. It could be any kind of link, really. Sometimes an individual pop-up says that my computer has been infected and needs to download 'Advanced PC Cleaner' and it looks like a regular window message.
I didn't do anything else complicated after I tried to delete PCPrivacyCleeaner registry key and value. I just kept scanning and cleaning everyday with programs that I have. I don't know what this is or is it serious but it's bothering me, especially the redirecting. The sytem warning still pops up randomly and a lot of redirects still occur from links.
Programs I have:
Spyhunter (free for scan only)
Spybot: Search and Destroy
Let me know which one to use? Am I to post the logs in different forum?