I made a rather silly mistake a few months ago, I ran a bad exe file...
my expired version (expired around feb 2009, no longer receiving updates since then) of Kaspersky caught some things immediately which were deleted after. I unplugged my computer to instantly shut it off to hopefully avoid the spread of whatever the virus was.
I am running windows XP
Upon restarting I initially could not even get into kaspersky to run it, but that problem seemed to fix itself and after I ran it, it removed some stuff. I also ran CCleaner and spybot search and destroy. They all removed some things.
The only thing I notice that still remains after this is on the google homepage, below the traditional search engine, there is an add for a casino, written in the same style text as google. I uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it with no change to this effect. Upon checking google via a different computer this casino add is unique to my machine
The casino add is variable, sometimes there is one, two identical ones, or google is unable to load.
I also upon shutting down the computer briefly get a warning stating that a registry value has been modified, and I have the choice to allow or deny this. However the button to deny this is unclickable for the several seconds this warning shows between the time I hit shutdown, and the time the somputer turns off.
Both these warnings are new since I used the bad exe file
Due to work I avoided trying to fix this for the last 4 months
Today I ran kaspersky (outdated still) scanning the following areas (options available on the kaspersky program)
Critical areas: nothing found
My computer: nothing found
Startup objects: nothing found
rootkit scan:nothing found
Looking at the live protection logs of kaspersky for the past several days, it seems something is trying to access kaspersky on a daily basis.
I have shown screenshots of kaspersky warnings. As well as running processes. Also attached is what google homepage looks like.
Thank-you in advance for any help!
Edited by I like Pie, 20 December 2009 - 07:25 PM.