So there are/were basically three issues and I'm sure they're related. But the main one that I want help with is:
I randomly receive file download requests attempting to download certain files. One example is: 'freesystemscan.exe' from ecxitdai.cc.co. I basically get the popup that asks if I would like to 'run or save the file,' which I obviously cancel. It happens randomly and not after taking any particular action. Sometimes I'll leave the computer on, with no browser or actual app open and I'll come back with several of these download requests open. This is happening through internet explorer.
And I'll mention the 2nd & 3rd issue in case they help in figuring out what it is
2nd issue: Opening Internet Explorer it redirects to another website at random times.
3rd issue: Adobe Reader was also randomly while PC was running with no activity.
All issues started around the same time (a couple months ago).
I'm running Windows XP Pro ver 2002, SP3.
Internet Explorer version 8.0
Edited by levona, 27 February 2011 - 02:25 PM.
Moved to AII from XP. ~ OB