Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:27 PM
Internet acting very weird.
I spoke to my service (Rogers, Toronto) and the dude tells me it sounds like spyware.
I've done a complete system scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and a few quick scans
with same as well as quickies with malwarebytes. Nothing found.
I see 'realupgrade.exe *32' is my task manager processes which suggests to me some nastiness.
I deleted my temp internet files (complete delete of all) at which time it dropped off the list
Still ultra-slow and might be trying to redirect me.
Rogers dude tells me to try and do a remote scan. I'm not sure if Trend Microsystems Housecall
counts for that but I guess that's next on my to-do list.
Lastly, I did a search of my computer for 'realupgrade' and found an xml doc, an application
called 'realupgrade launcher' (should probably zap that one) and two folders (one hidden, if that
means anything). Supposedly this program or process searches for realplayer updates but I'm tempted
to delete the lot.
Any advice would be appreciated.