I have a trojan horse calling itself either 'Downloader.Istbar.G'or 'XXXToolbar'how do I get rid of it? I know it's in Windows somewhere but have been unable to find it. My OS is XP Pro, I have Tiny Firewall. I run Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster, AVG, Sophos and still this got in. It apparently wants to connect to porn sites. Seems I collected it along the way when searching music sites. Any help appreciated.
Open search type the correct name & delete anything that comes up, then go to Start/run/type regedit. Make sure My computer is highlighted click on edit click Find type in the exact name click find, delete any item highlighted with the related file name then click find next & do the same continue until there are no more. Do not touch anything else in the registry & make a backup of the registry before you start incase of any mistakes ( Highlight my computer click file click export )
Thanks to you all for your prompt assistance but particularly cycoze. I tried the 'free' trial/eval version of PestPatrol. It found four of the blighter's hiding places. Silly me, I thought trialling the program meant not only seeing if it found them but also removed them. Alas, it cost $52.80 to remove them, and I didn't even know they used dollars in Berkshire!