I was trying to make sure all was well with my Acer Aspire netbook running XP Home Edition. I used CCleaner to check for startup problems and cross referenced what I found with this site. Found something that seemed not so awesome, so I deleted it from the CCleaner list and then decided to do the manual uninstall recommended here. I downloaded Autoruns and then rebooted in safe mode. Opened it up and tried to find the offending file and I couldn't find it. Yay for me. But then I realized the program was referencing a computer named "4f*ckedupsh*t" and I thought that can't be right. Obviously that's not MY computer and it seemed like an odd thing for a supposedly reputable program to be using.
I decided to install Spybot S&D just to make sure all was ok. It downloaded fine, but when I went to tweak the scheduling I saw that the "computer" it was trying to configure was this one referenced above. I went to My Network Places and I made sure hidden files and folders were showing and what do you know? In Mshome there was a "computer" with that name. When I looked at its properties it said it was Windows Professional. It also said it was using a Microsoft XPS writer printer and some Google add-ons. Those were the folders inside it.
I have no clue what this is or was. I disconnected from my wifi immediately and I deleted that printer and the folder containing the Google files. Do I need to reformat and call it a day? Has anyone had this happen? I haven't used XP in so long I'm not even sure where to start. This was the first time I've turned this computer on in ages.
Oh and by the way the computer is gone now.
Edited by hamluis, 09 February 2013 - 08:00 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.