Ok, for the past few days my system has been giving me grief. I made the mistake of clicking on a file uploaded to RapidShare and after downloading it, the file disappeared in the blink of an eye (I kid you not). So I downloaded it again and clicked on the file through the download manager and it disappeared again. Weird. I also noticed when the computer is just idle (when I'm not using it) the IE browser would pop up on it's own with two windows of ads. Now, IE is on my system but I don't use it - I am a faithful Firefox user at the moment. Anyway, I strongly believe that RapidShare file is the problem. But it could be something else I guess. Come to think about it, it might be something else because I also clicked on a four JPG images from an email a client of mine sent me (I think by mistake though) and the image wouldn't open either for some strange reason. I've never had a problem opening up JPG files before.
I have also downloaded and installed Spybot, Spywareblaster, and TrendMicro software. SpywareBlaster is actually working. But the other two I get the message when attempting to open them: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Search & destroy\spybotsd. What they heck does that mean? Furthermore, I turned on my Windows Firewall some minutes ago. I use Windows XP SVPack 3.
Moreover, I have done everything outlined on the "Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem" page and my system is just jacked up. I downloaded the software recommended on that page and run it only for it to simply crash within seconds. So, I am unable to post up the results it would've generated had it not crashed on me. I don't know if you all will be able to help me without the logs. Hmmm...but I hope you all can. Or maybe I should just re-install the OS. Would that work? Oh, and my "System Restore" points won't even work anymore.
Please help me and my sick PC.
Edited by sinaknows, 27 August 2009 - 12:13 AM.