Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:31 PM
Hi, first post here and I'm in need of a bit of help.
A couple of weeks back my computer got infected with the System Restore Virus. I managed to remove this (or at least stop it!), but I still had a problem with Google and other search engines redirecting my results. However this, after unsucessfully attemping to remove it for a while, suddenly stopped occuring.
I though it was all clear until a few days ago when I noticed that in task manager, there are 2 iexplore.exe processes running, even though I'm not using internet explorer. If I end the processes, the CPU usage drops and my computer is noticeably faster, but after a few minutes the processes start up again. I've also got a warning when I turn my computer on that tells me automatic updates are turned off. If I go to control panel > security centre, and then try to turn them on from there, it tells me that they can't be turned on. However, if I go to control panel > system, and look under the automatic updates tab, it says they are on.
My computer is running Windows XP. Any help very much appreciated, as I'm getting very frustrated now!