First, Clear the TIF's and empty the recycle bin: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm
Also…empty your Recycle bin.
Then do the following:
****WARNING ****; Backup all documents and files before removing any spyware!!
Most importantly, download install and run CWShredder here http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3019.html
or here http://www.trendmicro.com/cwshredder/
and About Buster, which searches for hidden .dlls that recreate the malware. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4289.html
Then visit these two sites to test for parasites and help basic cleaning:
On-Line Check http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm
Quick-Fix Protocol. http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
Basically, throw everything here at your “infection”.
Then download, install and immediately update these three programs before
AdAware SE - Update immediately after installing http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910...&tag=button
AdAware Tutorial - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=48
SpyBot S & D - Update immediately after installing http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
SpyBot S&D Tutorial - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=43
Microsoft Windows Antispyware Program (Beta) http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
Next, do an Online scan here (if possible) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
Make sure that you choose “fix” or “clean”.
Download Pocket Killbox from http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/killbox.exe
and put it on the desktop where you can find it easily
Download, install, and run HiJackThis - it is one of the most important
tools to help clean your system of scumware. Follow the instructions
How to download and install HiJackThis: (it does not need to be updated) http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic309.html
Please DO NOT post your log to this newsgroup or forum topic. It is important that
to one of the HiJackThis Support Forums below:
Bleeping Computer HiJackThis Forumhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/
CastleCops HiJackThis Forum orhttp://castlecops.com/f67-Hijackthis_Spywa...jans_Oh_My.html
to allow the program experts there to evaluate your log and advise you of
any necessary steps to clean your system.
(Note: Look for and read the “Important- Read This First” messages in the sections for HiJackThis logs so that you follow proper procedure. You will
have to Register before posting on these Forums. Please follow all posting
instructions carefully to avoid having your log deleted or ignored.)
Also, please post a link to the forum where you post your HJT log back to
this thread so that we can follow your progress there.
CAUTION!!!!! Before you try to remove spyware using any of the programs
below, download a copy of LSPFIX from any of the following sites: http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
(if your OS is Win2k or XP) The process of removing certain malware may kill
your internet connection. If this should occur, this program, LSPFIX, will
enable you to regain your connection.
You should also get a copy of WINSOCKXPFIX available at: http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
WinsockXP Fix- WinXP http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
with instructions, at http://www.iup.edu/house/resnet/winfix.shtm
also... From LavaSoft- all versions of Windows- http://digital-solutions.co.uk/lavasoft/whndnfix.zip
(NOTE: It is reported that in XP SP2, the command netsh winsock reset
will fix this problem without the need for these programs.)
or Winsock Fix Utility http://www.dfwonline.net/files/WinsockFix.zip
How to Restart in Safe Mode http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...001052409420406
How to Show Hidden Files http://snipurl.com/6rl8
Hope this helps.