My BF's pc has managed to get infected with Spyware (the ususal porn dialers/popups etc). We ran Adaware, Spybot and then McAfee Anti virus all of which found things and removed them.
However there is obviously something that they are not finding as everytime the PC is restarted it is re-infected. If i run Ad Aware and remove everything it finds, straight away restart the PC and then re run Ad Aware again it finds the following thing as detailed below (this is all the info it gives).
Does anyone know of the best way to remove this - or any other spyware removal program which might get rid of it.
Hi, if you are using WinXP then I would suggest that you disable System Restore, run AD-Aware and any other anti-spy wotsits again, then re-enable System Restore - nasties sometimes hide within System Restore.
Otherwise, someone else will no doubt be able to advise you.
Suggest the same as Technotiger, the symptoms sound right. The same rule applies for trojans and viruses. AV and antispyware will find stuff in the system restore files but are unable to delete from there. Suggest also this is done in safe mode, reason being if a program is using the files then they cannot be deleted either but in safe mode this does not occur.