Posted 22 September 2006 - 04:12 AM
I'm using WinXP SP2. A few day ago I downloaded a file with a virus and/or other malware.
Now every time when I turn my PC on in the morning (but not if I do a reset during the day), a strange search bar appears in the taskbar (I can get rid of this for the day by right clicking on on the task bar>toolbars and unchecking a blank checked entry in the list that appears) and my homepage in IE is captured by an intruder.
I've scanned my PC with:
Norton AV (which removed some viruses) and since then says the PC is clean.
Windows Defender - didn't do much.
Adaware - found some tracking cookies,
Spybot - found some trojans and other spyware, but can't get rid of them unless I restart my computer, which I do, and it then has a popup war with NAV, and tells me again that it can't get rid of them unless I restart my computer again.
ewido antispyware - removes the trojans and spyware (which will return the next day when the PC is turned on) except for the file " __delete_on_reboot__d_e_s_k_b_a_r_._d_l_l_" which is in the Program Files/Deskbar folder, which it shows as an error during removal.
a-squared Security Center - Pretty much the same thing as ewido above, except that it says that it got rid of " __delete_on_reboot__d_e_s_k_b_a_r_._d_l_l_", but if I look in Windows Explorer, it says it is still there.
A lot of the spyware found by ewido and/or a-squared is in the folder Program Files>Deskbar, which was created when I first got the virus. If I try to delete it manually, Windows refuses, saying the file might be in use. I'm not sure whether this is my only problem, but it seems to be an important part of it.
So my question is - Who will rid me of this trublesome folder?