I know I have some kind of problem. I have run AVG several times and it showed that Windows Anti-virus Pro was somehow on the computer. But I haven't been able to get any diagnostic or detection software (ie. Spy-bot or mbam ) to run in any mode- safe or otherwise. It is almost like something is blocking them from full execution. They show up in the task manager, but are not doing anything. I did remove a file or two that AVG Free said was the SHeur2 Trojan. And at one time there were a.exe, b.exe, c.exe, d.exe and f.exe files that were listed on several sites as being part of a virus' actions. I also had trouble with an error message that popped up for a while saying that desot.exe could not run because of a missing msvcr80.dll file. I think I have had several things working together here.
Also, for a while, my google searches were being hijacked to obscure websites.
This is on a Windows XP home edition sp3 computer, Intel duocore 2.4ghz
I am generally knowledgeable in these things but not being able to run any malware detection tools is making this hard. Please help
EDIT: Internet Explorer is running multiple times in the background. Every now and then I can hear sound from a video or flash ad or something. When I try to start IE, it tells me there were windows still open from my previous session. Huh? When I told it to restore the previous session, it opened 15 sessions of IE!
Edited by g1forty4, 08 August 2009 - 05:56 PM.