I scanned my system with XoftspySE and it found Purityscan in Spyware Doctor. At first i thought that it had just detected files quarranteened by Spyware Doctor. I deleted all the files in quarranteen and scanned again but it still found Purityscan in Spywaredoctor.exe. After fixing the infection, Spyware Doctor stopped working.
I have uninstalled Spyware Doctor and reinstalled several times but Purityscan still shows up but only one trace of it rather than the 2 previously.
I downloaded Spyware Doctor direct from PC Tools.
I have also scanned with superantispyware, AVG anti spyware, spysweeper, spybot and adaware. none of these detect it.
I have had no pop ups as yet but Spyware Doctor does not run properly and is very slow to start up on system start up, 6 or 7 mins sometimes. It is also very slow starting manually.
Whats going on ? can a genuine security program become infected with malware ?
All suggestions greatfully recieved.
Moved from the XP Forum. ~acklan~
Edited by acklan, 16 January 2007 - 06:33 PM.