First of all, I have Vista HP.
Yesterday I got a pop-up which had said "b.exe has stopped working." And then, after I closed the program, it said this was a known virus called Gaobot and I researched it, and found out that it is a virus that comes from P2P sharing (probably won't do torrents again). Specifically it was called W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.u - Win32/RBot.3eu!Worm.
I have tried Malwarebytes Anti-malware program, which removed some trojans, but it still didn't remove the pop-up virus. I have also used PC Tools Spyware Doctor which removed some trojans and wurms too, but still did not remove the pop-up virus. I have also used CCleaner's registry cleaner and not fixing problem.
It is weird because the virus has not been affecting my computer at all. I don't see any effect, except the pop-up.
I started the "Run" feature and started "msconfig." There was a program or an executible file that started up in "Startup" called Monopod. I disabled this program at startup and clicked apply. The source command was an .exe file called "b.exe." The registry location was:
In this location, I found a thing called "Monopod" which I deleted. Was that the right thing to do?
Edited by Djking, 26 July 2009 - 02:19 PM.