Ok, i've done a crapload of stuff to try and get rid of this. I clicked a fark link yesterday, and all of a sudden my computer went REAAALALLLLY slow. so I rebooted it and voila, popups starting going up all over the place. So I did the normal stuff, ad-aware, spybot, etc etc. The only problem is there are three files, pjhlr.exe and aaphsh.exe, also winmngmnt.exe, that are in the system32 directory that WILL NOT GO AWAY! I can't get rid of them! i've tried removing them with hijackthis, I click "fix these problems" and as soon as I run another scan they're right back where they were before. Running spybot it detects them, but not only does it run super slow when these processes are running, it can't delete them, and asks to do it on next reboot. and even THEN it can't delete them. I think its because they start running as soon as windows boots up, because even when spybot is doing its startup scan I can see them running in the processes. I also tried deleting registry references to the files I mentioned, and whenever I deleted a registry entry, I would search for it again and the entry would be right back there again. Usually its easy to find solutions to this by just typing in the name of the file in google, but google doesn't bring up anything for either of those files. this is driving me insane.
//Mod edit: Moved from "Windows NT/2000/2003" forum.
Edited by KoanYorel, 27 October 2006 - 01:17 PM.