Try downloading, updating and running the following (in safe mode where you can):Anti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html
. Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.
CWShredder from InterMute
CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
If none of the above cures your problem I suggest you post a HijackThis log for assistance with your problem.
Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here Carefully read and follow all directions exactly.
Run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link
. Do not attempt to fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will examine the log and offer assistance.
Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the members of the HJT Team are very busy. Please
, be patient, this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you as soon as possible
Once you have made the post, pleaseDO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until your original post has been answered by a member of the HJT Team.
The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies
. If you make another post, it will show 1 reply
A team member, looking to see if a reply has been made might assume someone is already assisting you and will not respond.
So, just make your post and wait for a response until a team member responds.
Edited by Enthusiast, 24 June 2005 - 12:53 PM.