I have two problems. I use W7, and detest it, but am stuck for a while.
The right-click menu for Notepad now has "edit" in it. I have to choose that or else something tries to access "privileged resources" through splwow64.exe if I just double-click it. That shouldn't happen. I've used a substitute for Notepad for YEARS, called Notepad+, and it worked on W7 until recently. I can't find any infection on Notepad+, but it behaves as though it had one. Whatever changed the right-click menu was likely a toolbar, Conduit, which I stupidly allowed to install, and still can't get rid of it all. I can't find, on W7 where I can manage things like "open" "edit" etc. for any program on my PC, and associate the program file extension with something else. I had it in 98SE, but not in W7.
Conduit weaseled its way into many areas of my PC, and I had trouble both finding them and getting rid of them. Some I bumped into by pure accident. Most is gone now, but not all. The toolbar itself still comes up when I start Google Chrome, but it is unusable, just there. Chrome also shows a search page called "Connect" by Conduit, by default. I've removed it, in Chrome's settings, but it keeps coming back. So it still has a footprint somewhere in my Google Chrome files.
That same toolbar now gives me a popup every time I boot up. It says:
Edited by hamluis, 29 December 2013 - 03:37 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.