OS- Windows XP
Spyware Scanners- AdAware and Spyware Blaster
Firewall- None. I was too lazy to install Zone Alarm. I just did it today though
So last night I get a warning pop-up from AVG (my anti-virus) saying that an infection was found. There were a few of them. I chose heal. At least 1 of them, it couldn't heal. Here is a picture:
Now I am getting pop-ups like that one on the top of the page.
I tried going to "c:\documents and settings...." but there was nothing there.
I go to run and type in "msconfig" to check the start up and I find this. I highlighted what I think are bad.
I go to C:\WINDOWS\system32 and I don't see any of those files there.
I type in "regedit" and go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run but I find caca (nothing).
Now I'm gonna download windows defender (I heard that program was good) and I'll tell you how it works out. But without any anti-spyware program, shouldn't I be able to remove or at least FIND these infected files manually? This bothers me. It's the principle. Even if windows defender fixes them.
And BTW- I have "show hidden folders" turned ON. So that's not a problem. I checked windows task manager (Ctr Alt Del) and I don't see any new process that seems to stand out. Well I'm off to work on this problem and I will let you know of any updates.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal