I have an older machine (Vaio about 6yrs old, WinMe) that I use to work from home. Last week I started getting constant pop-ups and have spent countless hours trying to combat them. I have followed the "what if I'm infected" advice from this site, and others. I have used AdAware and Spybot about a dozen times each (in and out of safe mode). I have used programs like CWshredder and Look2me just in case. Nothing seems to help.
There are two .dll files that always stick around, which would explain why evertime I use a anti-spyware/virus program malware is always present (?). These files are:
DMCPCSVC.DLL and a one that changes with every reboot (such as pgd.dll, labkpm9x.dll or vuhw9x.dll). I have tried to delete these in safe mode and used Process Explorer to see what .exe's were running and I still get the "program in use" message.
Many of the pop ups show this address for a split second before the window pops:
And of course I have put about 1000 different entries into my Black List on Avant Browser (I am really beginning to miss netscape).
Is there a way to rid my computer of these files, and if not, can they be rendered ineffective with a name change or something? What would you guys recommend?
The last resort is of course re-formatting the drives. I have a C and a D drive. Is it possible to do just the C and leave the D as is (I have a ton of work-related material, and music there)?
Help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by KoanYorel, 31 July 2006 - 11:29 PM.