I was wondering if someone can help me with this problem? The other day I started getting random pop-ups and so I did my usual thing: run Ad-Aware, run HijackThis, rooting through my windows/system32 file to try to see if there were any weird-looking .exe or .dll files that are sitting in there. What I usually do is just run a check against anything I don't recognize through Google to see if it's legit or something weird. This time around, I got a bunch of seemingly random named files that don't show up on Google at all, but are always marked as "DLL Running" in HijackThis. HijackThis doesn't seem to do much to the file and I have been using Dr Delete to get rid of it (if I just try to delete it regularily, Windows tells me that some application is using the file so I can't delete it).
I thought I got rid of the problem and that was two days ago? I'm still getting pop-ups. If I don't touch it usually, I'll get a pop-up every hour or so, and that's it? The annoyingest thing though, is that I can't leave my computer on standby because it seems that whenever a pop-up decides to go up, my computer will just go out of Sleep Mode just to accomodate said annoying pop-up. Since then I've done more research on it and I think it's Vundo, and VundoFix seems to do stuff for it but never gets rid of the problem. It targets some of the files that I can see in system32, but not all of them, so I am wondering if there is some sort of generating source that I haven't caught yet? Or because it is not getting rid of all of the files at once the other ones just replicate more and more weird .dll files? Since I started running VundoFix also, the number of rogue-looking .dll files have increased. I found this board over Google with logs of others having the same sort of problems, but I'm a little scared to do any more without personal guidance!
Much appreciated if anyone could help!
Edited by Kim Hoang, 28 February 2007 - 08:39 AM.