Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3
About a month ago I contracted a fake virus thing called Antivirus.Net. I used rkill & MBAM and it seemed to go away.
Unfortunately since then my computer has acting strange:
++ Making a lot of noise (As though I'm doing something like playing a large game/movie/moving large files).
++ I've noticed is anywhere from 3-25 processes of "mshta.exe" in the Windows Task Manager
++ Clicking once results in the computer registering up to 3 clicks.
++ While using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, the pages will sometimes redirect to a random link on that page (For example if I'm on the "About" page of a website it will randomly jump to the "contact us" link, though I never clicked it and there is no "click" noise)
++ Google Chrome & Firefox: Randomly goes "Back" or "Forward" several pages.
++ EDIT: Another symptom. MSN Messanger does not work anymore. I get login errors. According to the microsoft website, it is a registry issue. I followed their steps to fix the registry, but no dice.
I have tried:
+ Stopping the mshta.exe process and ending the mshta.exe process tree. It just comes back.
+ CCleaner to clean temp files, remove anything from startup menu, ran Disk Defrag and Disk Cleanup.
+ rkill (though nothing is stopping me, figured I ought to) & then Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware & Reboot. (Full Scan) ( says nothing infected)
+ rkill, SuperAntiSpyware(Full scan), reboot (says no infected files)
+ rkill, AVG (full scan), reboot
+ >> Regarding the MSN Messanger issue: I followed the tech help on microsoft's website to fix the registry, removed it completely, reboot, reinstalled. Still not working.
Please advise~! I'm stuck with a slow computer!
Edited by Jemmeh, 14 March 2011 - 02:31 PM.