Acer Laptop running XP, all programs up to date, all updates done.
My son uses this laptop for school and had been complaining about how slow it has been for a couple of weeks. So with the long weekend I took a look at it.
The firefox search bar had WhiteSmoke as a search engine - I think I fixed that one.
Using Internet Explorer with google as the default would bring up all results in Bing - that seems to have been fixed.
Pop ups were happening - that seems to be gone.
Computer was slow and sometimes non responsive.
I have run Malware bites (removed lots), ESET (removed some), Super Anti Spyware (removed some), Spybot search and destroy (removed ten items including Somoto on reboot), Panda Cloud Scan (removed some, couldn't or didn't remove others), Trend's rootkit (removed one) and Avira (which removed 5 including Tr/Crypt.XPACK.Gen5 on October 11 however Tr/Crypt.XPACK.Gen5 was detected again last night and removed to quarantine).
Computer is still slow (better but slow).
I decided to defrag it and noticed this entry which looks wierd - \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\쿛蕗唤7
So any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for your assistance and time.