I was receiving some 'notification' with a flashing triangle on the taskbar with an exclamation mark, saying that spyware was detected. It directed me to www.securityuptodate.com and then my homepage was somewhat Always set to www.securityuptodate.com, advertising other spyware removal programmes. I can't change it no matter what.
There were also random popups once in a while, about various spyware programmes, and sometimes adult services.
McAfee also notified that a Puper Trojan was detected to have contaminated a certain .tmp file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\..... .tmp The file name changes in the many similar notifications by McAfee.
So, I first found the other section of this forum with the HJT stuff and followed the beginning instructions to download Adware and SpyBot, and McAfee Stinger, and I already have McAfee VirusScan. I have scanned several times with each, and the various 'bad' stuff detected were removed, and no more could be detected.
But McAfee continued with the notification even after a few more Restarts before it finally stopped.
So far, the flashing triangle never appeared. The McAfee notification stopped. No popups.
But the homepage problem is still there.
So, I'm not sure if the malware/spyware in my laptop has been removed, and the problem is something else. Or I haven't done it correctly and the malware/spyware thing is still lurking somewhere.
I noticed that some advices include doing everything in Safe Mode, which I didn't do. I'm not sure how to get into it anyway. And I also did turn off the System Restore.
I would appreciate some help.. Thanks for any in advance!
Edited by lovejoypeace, 06 May 2006 - 03:03 PM.