...but how do I find the path where it is running from?
You can download and use Autoruns
or Process Explorer
to investigate all running processes and gather additional information to identify and resolve problems. This tool will show the process CPU useage, a description and its path.
I am unsure on how to use the mpvs.org option. I have opened it, but don't w3ant to do anything in case of messing up!
The mpvs option involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes
. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own.
Click on the link below:http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/RepairTabs.reg
Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save RepairTabs.reg
to your desktop. Double-click on the file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted.
If your still having problems after this, then go ahead and post a hijackthis log. Please read and follow all instructions
in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log".
You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log
When you have done that, post your log
in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum
, NOT here
, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.
Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information
. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
If after 5 days
you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here
After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer
(install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.