I finally installed Trojan Remover and this seemed to work, as I was now able to run spybot and access system restore. The system restore now, however, will not let me restore to any of my restore points. My desktop background is now a white screen with the little "can't disply image 'circle, square, triangle' icon thingey" in the upper lefthand corner. I also am getting a windowed pop up that says "unwanted software (malware) and tracking cookies were detected on last scan ...click to remove these threats now" and i am getting a yellow system message balloon from a red circle with an x in it from my toolbar that reads "self restoring trojan virus that can lead to total system crash has been detected on your pc. click here to install the latest antivirus protection software and remove all viruses on your pc." This happens about every 2 minutes. When I click the balloon it just disappears and doesn't offer any other options leading me to believe that it is some sort of residual from one of the inneffective programs i installed and deleted. I don't remember the names of the programs I used because I didn't anticipate it being an issue. I haven't had any MAJOR issues but this is still annoying the piss out of me! PLEASE HELP ME!
PS There is another user profile on my PC that is not an administrator that doesn't seem to be affected at all. WTF?!
Edited by GregforMercy, 18 December 2008 - 01:09 PM.
Moved From HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal