It wasn't like that earlier in the day, so it made me wonder. Although earlier in the day, I did download a file converter (I needed to change an m4a into an MP3, but I ended up getting rid of the program because it only converted a sample of the song), and I read through the reviews to be sure no one had said "OMGZ TERRBILE PROGRAM IT HAZ A TROJAN!!1!1!".
My brother was really concerned about this - he checked the user resources and found three IE processes running. I think he mentioned something about them either opening or closing at the same time? (He's not here to ask right now.) He re-started the computer, and things seemed okay. He ran Super Anti-Spyware (he found some tracking cookies), and he ran BitDefender (which didn't find anything).
He's talking about using the bookmarking system to go back a week, or just reformatting the computer altogether. I thought that I should check in here before any of that happened.
We don't actually have a proper anti-virus scanner - we DID have AVG 8, but my brother dumped it because it was eating up resources awhile ago.
We are operating on Windows XP with IE 7.
Thanks in advance!!
[EDIT] - I got Task Manager open, and there are 2 (formerly 3) IE processes running - I've only got this one window open. Everything's running smoothly, but I'm still curious.
I'm also a little uneasy because I had accessed my bank account online yesterday before the weirdness started...
This is my mom's computer, and I don't want her to enter any important info until we know what's going on, so any help (soon, if possible) would be fantastic!
After some searching, I read that faulty spelling can point to malware - it's iexplore.exe in my task manager, and there are now 4 there. Gah!!!
Edited by Brandy is Confused, 17 September 2009 - 12:05 PM.