Using Spyware Doctor, I detected several adware, malware and viruses including Virtumonde and Vundo. I also ran Malwarebytes and Spybot to help identify and remove each infection. I was finally able to get all of these spyware removal tools to show no infections. However, this problem with IE's hidden process still remains. These are the programs that I ran and allowed to remove any infections:
- Spyware Doctor
- Spybot Search & Destroy
- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Windows Defender
So, according to all of the scans, the computer is clean...but I am very leary of this hidden IE process. It does not appear to inhibit IE, except that it takes a little while to open IE in the first place. It hesitates to go to the start page...I assume because this hidden IE is setting up something...wicked! =)
I am at a dead end here and need your help! Thanks!
Windows XP SP3
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
1 GB RAM
Edited by Duke17, 09 May 2009 - 07:17 PM.