Ok well I was just surfing the web and apparently clicked on a website i shouldnt have. Pop ups starting coming up and then my firewall started updating me on registry changes. So I immediatly pulled the plug on my wireless adapter to stop anything else from coming in or anything going out. At the time of the attack I was montioring my cpu usage via Task manger trying to end processes that were causing the computer to freak out. I was also trying to see the which .exe file was using it all so maybe i could get a name and fix it. But it shut me out of task manager and now comes up with a message saying "Task manager has been disabled by your administrator", this is probably due to the registry changes, because apparently I couldnt block all of them. Then I noticed a little red circle with a X down on the taskbar and it wont give me any info about what it is. I have never seen it before and I think it may have something to do with this virus, malware, whatever it may be. Im running spybot, and a couple virus scans right now, but nothing has shown up yet. Im just wondering if there is anything else I could do? Or if any of you may know what this is, so I can repair it?
Its windows xp, a home pc, and I am the admin.
Spybot turned up some usual spyware, so i deleted them, still have a problem. It did turn up 5 other things:
Should I delete these files along with the other spyware, or just leave them alone?
Edited by muffinman, 08 March 2009 - 07:15 PM.