I recently got some kind of spyware on my computer that screwed me all up. I tried cleaning it up on my own but I have not been successful. About 2 days ago, I cleaned up my computer by running Spybot, CC Cleaner, MBAM, and IOBIT Security 360. Then suddenly, I noticed these pop up messages from WinPatrol saying it has detected a change in my HOSTS file. I checked to see what it was changing and of course it there are redirects. I reject the change but my hosts file is still being modified. I tried setting it to Read-Only but that doesnt hep either. My internet also seems a lot slower. I pull up Youtube vids and even when theyre about 3 min long, I have to pause them and wait a few secs for them to load to prevent freezing. My HSD speed is 8Mbps. Is there a way to find out what program is accessing my hosts file? and if this is related to my slow internet? MBAM came up with nothing and Spybot says it cleaned whatever it found. All of my programs are also up to date. Thank you.
Edited by elise025, 18 April 2010 - 05:50 AM.
Since a log is posted I am moving this from XP to Malware Removal forum ~ Elise