Hello, I'm usually pretty good at removing spyware and such, but this some seems potentially very delicate so I wanted to seek some help =)
I'm not sure if this is all related to my current problem or not but it may be so I'll list it.
First of all I'm running windows xp pro.
A few days ago I woke up and walked to my computer to find the message "Error Loading OS" (I had left my computer on the night before). I popped in the windows disc and booted from the cd and windows loaded and functioned fine. I ran sfx /scannow to no avail, then just ran a chkdsk /f and that seemed to fix it. To ensure I hadn't installed older versions of my windows files I headed to windows update but I got the error: Error number: 0x800704DD.
After googling this I arrived at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910341
Which instructs me to check some registry files. Well when I browse there, in my Notify folder I only find a folder called System Safety Monitor (I have this program installed) with 4 values in it. But then below it is a folder called Notify_Disabled. Inside this is a folder called winmqx32, which has many of the values listed in the microsoft support article in it.
I googled winmqx32 and it's apparently some spyware? But I'm not sure of how I should remove it because it appears to have modified the registry and I would rather not maim my windows install.
Any help would be greatly appreciated =)