Persistent Malware/Adware issue

  ukhomerj2003 08:34 04 Dec 2009

I have a problem where my PC "goes AWOL" and then comes back at regular intervals. The dark blue bar at he top turns pale blue, the programme fails to respond, and the sudnly it turns dark blue again.
I run WIN XP and Mozila Firefox.
I have started in SAFE MODE, run AntiSpyware, Malware, found the "issue", deleted using CCLeaner and restarted in normal mode.
Problem remains.
Any help please i am now getting very frustrated.

  crosstrainer 08:41 04 Dec 2009

We need more info! When you say you have found the issue....What exactly is it (description of any message thrown up by ccleaner or your antimalware programmes)

The 2 links below provide you with free antimalware programmes that can rid your machine of most nasty stuff.:

click here


click here

Download, update and run both of these, then report back.

The symptoms you describe do not necessarily indicate an infection.

  ukhomerj2003 08:44 04 Dec 2009

SuperAntiSpyware comes back with the same ADWARE TRACKING COOKIE
Does this help?

  ukhomerj2003 12:24 04 Dec 2009

i ran Malware and A squared in safe mode, deleted items in ccleaner in safe mode
problem remains

  MAT ALAN 12:34 04 Dec 2009

could have something sat in your "system volume info files" (where your restore points are kept) so every time you log in the issue will alight itself.
reason for this...
the files stored there are hidden and not detected by a normal scan procedure.
pos. resolve
turn off system restore reboot PC turn on again...

  Sea Urchin 12:55 04 Dec 2009

CCleaner is not an anti-virus/spyware program - it's a registry and hard disk cleaner.

>> i ran Malware and A squared in safe mode <<

Do you mean you ran Malwarebytes? If not then run it, and delete all it finds.

  ukhomerj2003 13:07 04 Dec 2009

i ran malwarebytes, and deleted the files it found, the used ccleaner to clear the recycle bin

  Sea Urchin 13:24 04 Dec 2009

Your problem sounds like focus is being stolen from the window you are working on. Download TweakUI from this link (8th down on downloads list to the right):

click here

If no success with that try a registry adjustment as in the following link. Always backup the registry before tinkering with it, although if you go carefully there should be no problem:

click here

  ukhomerj2003 13:33 04 Dec 2009

it seems like the system restore has solved the issue

  ukhomerj2003 13:36 04 Dec 2009

it seems like the system restore has solved the issue

  Sea Urchin 16:31 04 Dec 2009

Maybe tick box and click Resolved :@)

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