Similar to another posting about Malware trying to connect to malicious websites.
Started getting messages from avast about "Malicious URL blocked" roughly 3-4 days ago. Found that it usually happens when I start the IE (version 8) and usually once an hour.
The opening of a IE new window causes the cpu to get completely get bogged down for about 20 seconds and thereafter the behavious seems normal. I usually get a message from avast saying that
as well as the following objects
all related to the process:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe
It seems that something is happening in the background when IE starts and it is probably a malware. Initially when I ran spybot, malwarebytes and avast, I got a couple of hits and they were removed/quarantined. Now these softwares come up empty but the problem persists so I am not sure if the original hits were associated with this problem or not. Internet explorer runs fine on the safe mode so that might be a big clue.
I searched online for these websites and it seems that there were bunch of reporting from around the same time I started getting this problem (First week of June, 2010) but I could not find any specific solutions. I would appreciate any help with this problem. Thank you!