I picked up the Antimalware Doctor last night. I followed the standard instructions of rkill and Malwarebytes. Eventually this got rid of the constant popup warning, etc. But I still noticed the following problems:
*Can't connect to Windows Update
*Computer will often only partially boot up before shutting down--whether in normal or safe mode
*If computer hangs and I do a hard reboot, often the computer only loads my wallpaper. I can access Task Manager, and then have to reboot from there. That second reboot takes me to my normal desktop.
*Can't seem to control System Restore
*Firefox and IE will sometimes open junk websites, and/or slow down/hang
*Can't open Google Calendar in Firefox (can in IE)
I have since tried the other fixes I've seen mentioned:
-Ad Aware (never finishes fully updating)
-Norton Power Erase
I've tried them all from safe mode and from standard mode, but the problems persist. This is after they have all found and removed the problems. However, I believe that when I reboot, the malware manages to reinstall some of its elements.
Also, I often get the following message when running the antimalware programs:"Generic host process for Win32 services encountered a problem". Clicking on "debug" doesn't do anything.
My system is Windows XP. I have Norton as my anti-virus.
What am I doing wrong?
Edited by zibzib, 23 October 2010 - 01:37 AM.