Please help. I have recently been swamped by spyware and adware.
This stuff is really persistent and I cannot get rid of it.
I have already run Microsoft Antispyware, Spybot and Adaware (latest versions) on all users and in safe mode, but as soon as I reboot the computer and connect to the internet this stuff reinstalls itself.
I think you need to disable restore points before scanning & reenable afterwards. Scan in safe mode as before. Also look in add/remove programs & see if anything lurking there. I don't run XP so others will give advice on restore points if necessary.
Hi If you need advice on how to turn off system restore to get rid click here of adware and viruses. I don't know what Antivirus you use. Avast Antivirus is free and excellent. Once installed you can run a boot scan and that is also a free download on my web site.
Try looking to see what is running at startup, see if you can disable it from there. MS Antispayware allows you to do this (advanced tools, system explorer, start up programmes) see if you recognise any nasties and then disable them. Also start, run, msconfig does the same thing.
Istbar removal tool click here (although there are some very sticky variants of Ist and that tool may not work.
To get rid of Shopathome there is an uninstaller available click here
However those links will only deal with a few of the problems that you have, you have a fair infestation there which may be an indication of something else... if you would like to follow the link that BH34 gave you and post in the security issues forum then I will do what I can to help