Greetings. Thanks in advance for your assistance - it is very much appreciated.
A few days ago, I noticed that when I boot up my PC (Dell PC, Windows Vista Home Edition, Version 6 (Build 6002, Service Pack 2)), an icon would appear on the taskbar with a message stating "White Trader. You didn't use White Trader Program for a long time". The icon doesn't appear immediately, it appears to show up a minute or so after other items have loaded (ZoneAlarm, PC Tools Spyware Doctor). The icon looks like the Windows security icon but with differnt colors. If I don't click on the icon, then it eventually goes away but then an icon appears on my desktop that is an Internet Explorer icon with the properties URL = http://www.whitetrader.com. The first time I received this icon on the taskbar, I thought it was a Windows message and clicked on the icon. When you do that, it brings up a browser and takes you to whitetrader.com. If you delete the desktop icon, then the next time you boot, it reappears (after the taskbar icon shows up).
So far I haven't had any issues with using my PC. It appears to be functioning properly but I can't get rid of this White Trader thing.
So far, I have ran the following utilities:
PC Tools Spyware Doctor - Version 188.8.131.523 (Note is is my "active" anti-virus SW) - Ran quick scan & deep scan. Reported clean.
Malwarebytes - Version 184.108.40.206 (This is passive and I run manually) - Ran quick scan and deep scan. Reported clean
Malwarebytes Rootkit Utility - Version 1.06.0.1003 (Updating DB today) - Ran both at reg boot and in Safe mode. Reported clean
TDSSKiller - Version 220.127.116.11 - Ran both at reg boot and in Safe mode. I also checked "Loaded Modules", "Verify file digital signatures", "Detect TDLFS file system" options. Reported clean
CCleaner - Version v4.02.4115
I'm not sure what additional information you need. Again, appreciate any help you can provide.