I think I have malware linked to my browser although I'm not quite sure.
I'm currently using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox with Windows XP 32bit.
This particular malware doesn't seem to have a name. It consistently gives me pop-up ads whenever I use Firefox. Sometimes I even get pop-ups without a browser running; I can literally be using a Word document and a pop-up suddenly appears. These pop-ups try to disguise themselves as both Firefox and Internet Explorer windows. The ads themselves seem to be random. Sometimes it's for an adult site, sometimes a corporate site, sometimes a professional site, and other times it just says "the link no longer exists." It's safe to say that the ads don't seem to have any kind of pattern other than they keep popping up with some random website.
Another problem is that if I use Firefox over a period of time (5 to 10 mins), there inevitably is a conflict that crashes me out of the browser. The browser then asks me whether or not I'd like to report the error. I can later re-open the browser and resume surfing at the page I was at prior to the crash.
Also, I've noticed a significant usage of my computer's resources even if the computer is completely idle. From right after my boot sequence, I hear my hard drive working overtime with no programs running in the background. In fact, I hear the hard drive consistently every second. Browsing websites has significantly slowed down and is a big pain.
Things I've tried:
I recently ran Spybot Search and Destroy, AVG Freeware, AdAware Anniversary Edition, and am currently running Avast 4. Spybot removed 3 .DLL files that seemed to be infected. These files are "FUYISAJO.DLL," "DUTIMODE.DLL," and "JOBAVITO.DLL." After removing these .DLL files, Windows tells me that I'm missing these three files during my startup sequence. A "RUNDLL" error appears for each file. Also, removing these three .DLL files has not solved my problem. I still continue to get bombarded by pop-ups and my hard drive is as busy and slow as ever.
I just remembered another detail - when this issue first appeared, I experienced a series on non-stop window pop ups (mostly IE). I couldn't close it fast enough, it started stalling the computer. I had to hard reboot.
Edited by felinne, 01 March 2009 - 08:06 PM.