Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:45 PM
my computer has been running poorly for many weeks, I know it's infected, but don't know where to start to put things right, because I am a computer "duffer". Here are some of the symptoms:
I have Spyware Doctor and usually this identifies some problems each time I run it, usually tings of little consequence, but at present it is saying " Congratulations, you have no infections" every single time. Same with a free version of Antimalwarebytes, the latter coming up with the congratulations message before I even get it to do a scan ! I ran both of these in safe mode too, but they found nothing. I have just reinstalled and ran "Spybot - search and destroy", because it seems that each of these applications seems to find different things, but all it found was two cookies ( I use CrapCleaner daily ), Doubleclick and Right Media.
I have Norton 360, and am getting warning messages pop up every few minutes, for example: " A recent attempt to attack your computer was blocked. Risk name: HTTPS Tidserve Request 2. An intrusion attempt by li1i16b0.com was blocked. Application path: \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME2\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE "
When I use a search engine, it is often redirected to a different one, and often NORTON 360 advises me that the site that I've been redirected to is dangerous.
Often the internet freezes, and eventually I get programme not responding messages, often Explorer, and something like svchost.
I have Windows XP.
Could someone kindly take a closer look for me please? I'm sure that there are some baddies aboard.
Many thanks in advance,