Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:43 PM
Never had a virus or spyware issue with this comp, but recently was told by my Spyware Terminator that I had a trojan. Used Spyware Terminator to get rid of it, but was noticing a good number of popups & my comp was moving a little slower than normal.
I then got AVG & it found what Spyware Terminator couldn't. I thought that would be the end of it, however, I continue to get popups from AVG saying that some .exe in my Temp files is infected & asks if I want to heal it (which I keep saying yes to). The files it lists are always random amalgamations of letters (ashtgus.exe or vmgogue.exe for example), but when I look in my Temp file, I see no such files. Is there any way that I can find out what's making these exe's appear in the file so that I can stop this issue?
I've also used Spybot S&D to get rid of some of the spyware so less popups (most of which would show an AVG warning on a blank popup as opposed to actually showing whatever site it was). I've looked through C:\Program Files but see no odd or unknown files or folders. Spyware Terminator & AVG are both reporting no viruses, and Spybot S&D & AVG are reporting a few tracking cookies, but nothing "too serious". The last popup I got was from perfsport.com, but can't say that I've remembered any of the other site names. I've also had a couple of instances where my Internet Explorer window will simply close for no apparent reason.