Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:56 AM
I really don't know what's going on..
I had vista installed for a while...then got these popups appearing and what looked to be an antivirus tool started to scan (i'm sure its some fake thing).
windows froze, couldnt get to the toolbar etc.
I got sick of it, formatted and installed XP again.
AS soon as I got the drivers installed etc. wireless connected, hadn't really downloaded anything too much (msn messenger...drivers from legit sites...that sort of thing). It pops up again.
I try to run lavasoft ad aware, again task bar goes missing all this stuff.
I format again, this time not downloading anything. Ad-Aware picked up a few things, i got rid of them (can't remember what). now it's coming back again after i've just browed to one or two pages (hotmail, and this page). Ran ad-aware again, something from
From 'general objects'
'virtualmonde' of category 'malware' is coming up.
Its all in the registry key,
Root: HKLM Path: software\microsoft\aoprndtws
Root: HKU Path: S-1-5-21-(bunch of numbers)
Then in 'privacy objects'
There are many 'tracking cookies' from internet explorer , c:\documents and settings path\index.dat etc.
Also an MRU object, with MRU registry key.
What is going on?! I can't beleive it's happening after a format...
Ive got another pc running the same copy of XP fine. Same wireless network etc.
I'm not going to touch this PC again until I get some advice as I think more things will happen... (going to turn off network connections)
Thanks in advance for any help.