Next, there is a tray pop-up about every ten seconds saying you are infected, you should turn on Windows firewall, Windows will now download softare to help protect your computer... something along those lines. I think I accidentally clicked in the tooltip area one time instead of the X (tooltip does not close unless you hit 'X'), which popped up what looked like an internet window, but I don't think it was an internet window, and showed a progress bar for "XP Protection" or something of the like. The icon is a red circle with a white X in it.
I downloaded Spybot, which won't run, so I download HJT, which also won't run. I could (in many cases) read the HJT log by myself if it were to run. EverQuest II.exe runs fine, however. There are no other visible symptoms to the computer (that i've found so far anyway). I did not find anything obvious in the registry besides adbanner.adbanner (which I've had before and is a different problem), but I am not very skilled at registry locations either. I looked under HKLM....Software, HKLM....Microsoft, and the Root directory (excluding the file associations).
I was able to get rid of the tray icon and popups by ending something in task manager, but I don't know what it was I ended that got rid of it (my reason for ending tasks after the first look and not seeing anything is because I was hoping that would allow HJT and Spybot to run if I found it). Because of the fact that I haven't finished setting up my computer yet from a clean, non-OEM install of XP Home yesterday, there are many uneeded processes running so I can't immediately tell what they all are. The only thing I did not recognize at all was mmc.exe, which I realized after ending it was the device manager (which therefore closed all my device property windows AGAIN... GRRRRR!!!!... ). Everything else that I closed was previously recognizable which makes me belive the software in running a decent mask. I could not find a file location column on my task manager... I do not know whether or not one was there bfore the infection.
Thanks for any help.
It should be noted that I am currently using Internet Explorer, for the same reason you see above.
I apologize for forgetting to memorize the exact wordings of everything :X.
Edited by Rayvn, 28 August 2008 - 08:51 PM.