I have been having a few problems for a few days. I don't know if they are related, but either way I think I may have a virus or trojan.
A couple of days ago after visiting a specific site I started to get error messages of two types. One would pop up seemingly at random and tell me spoolsv.exe had to shut down. I did a search at processlibrary.com and this is apparently either to do with the windows printer manager or it is malware. I have never had a printer set up on this computer so that was a bit of a worry. I would also get errors whenever I closed a program, saying that a memory address could not be accessed (sorry I don't remember the exact wording).
I ran both my spyware programs - I use Spybot S&D and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware - and neither of them found anything. In the end I did a system restore and it seemed to solve the problem.
So what I have now is probably unrelated but I thought it best to mention the above.
I ran a search with both programs yesterday because I had been downloading things and always search after downloading anything. Both programs found something called virtumonde.atr and other things, mainly registry entries or changes. Also when I restarted the computer, a DOS window briefly flashed up on the desktop then disappeared, as if something was running which I had never seen before, and something was disabling all my Windows security such as the firewall. I told the programs to remove the problems, re-scanned and it found some of them again. I repeated this process a few times and now it has stopped displaying any findings so I thought it had worked.
Now I have re-enabled the windows security stuff. The problem I have now is when I search for things in Google, some of the time when I click a search result it redirects me to the wrong location. Invariably this is some page with lots of other search results, but it is a different page each time.
It is not a big problem but anything like that going on worries me because I'm not sure what else is happening to my PC that I can't see.
I have just run Spybot S&D again and it found nothing. I am currently in the process of running a full scan with Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, and so far it has found nothing, but it's not done yet.
Sorry for rambling, I just don't know much about this stuff and wanted to cover everything because I don't know which bits are important.
(edit: MBAM completed its scan and found nothing)
Edited by soapy_margherita, 13 April 2009 - 05:35 AM.