Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:52 PM
For the past week or so, something's been on my computer and wreaking havoc. I'm running Windows XP.
1) Lots of pop-ups (mostly for registry cleaners or spyware software). This seems to get worse with each day that goes by.
2) A number of large websites have stopped working for me (www.mlb.com, www.sears.com, www.walmart.com)
3) I can download, but cannot install any anti-spyware software (Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Ad-Aware). When I attempt to run the .exe file I downloaded, I get one of two error messages: (1) "The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program.", or (2) "C:\xxxxxx is not a valid Win32 application." I have tried downloading each of these files from multiple sources, but the result is always the same when I go to install.
4) The computer is running extremely slow (especially the internet)
I have noticed two files using HJT that, through google, I noticed were common problems for others. (C:\Windows\system32\gutodayo.dll, and C:\Windows\system32\moyomego.dll (there are a few instances of this last file)).
I was able to download and install Spyware Terminator (had good reviews on download.cnet.com, though not sure how effective it really is) and run it's scan, but it didn't find any real threats, and the small things it had me fix didn't solve any problems. I haven't been able to find any other scan or spyware remover that I am able to install after it's downloaded.
Thanks for any help you can offer!