Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:34 AM
I am at a loss at how to get rid of this thing. I've read several forum postings that described similar issues to what I am facing and tried getting rid of the bug, but no luck.
2 days ago I got what appeared to be a pop up from the Windows Firewall popup. I was concentrating on something else so just when I clicked OK, I cringed. ran Malwarebytes, Spybot and GMER right after it happend and the PC came back clean. However, I was getting annoying IE pop-ups after the next reboot. I am a firefox user so I did not have IE running when the pop-ups came out of no where.
At any rate, spybot still does not detect any issues, Malwarebytes said it removed 1 infected entry but ONLY after running rkill and then a running malwarebytes in safemode:
Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\control panel\HomePage (Hijack.HomePageControl) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
That was yesterday morning but the problem still persists and none of the tools that I have on my PC would pick anything up (Macafee, Prevx, Spybot, GMER, Malwarebytes, Threatfire). I then turned the sensitivity up on Threatfire and now it pops up every 45 seconds asking me to allow or kill iexlpore. So even though malwarebytes and all of the other tools say nothing is wrong, I know something is wrong.
Any assistance to help me figure out what the PC has and how to get rid of it would be greatly appreciated.