Using WinXp SP3,
The problem is that after few minutes of logging in, multiple default browser windows open up for no reason. The windows open up in specific time intervals and also on certain events(mouse clicks & explorer.exe). ------ When i surf the internet the browser redirects to the homepage at regular intervals and its intensity increases with time almost to the extent of redirecting every half a second. ------ The fun does not end here if i try another browser it results in the same. These windows keep opening up till the extent of clogging the memory and freezing/crashing my box.
I formatted C drive only and installed WinXP SP3 again but got infected soon after. Installed QuickHeal Internet security(Licenced) and ran a scan and found nothing. The problem has sobered some bit but is still cropping up.
I tried checking it my self and found that the process responsible for calling the default browser window is Explorer.exe. I have no idea how it got infected and am unable to trace the source.
I can format my entire pc but i really want to find the source. PLEASE HELP !!
Edited by hamluis, 23 October 2011 - 08:53 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.