courtesy of PA Bear
Judging by the ever-increasing number of posts here in the past few months
that are similar to yours, the behavior may be due to a Vundo-ZLOB-SDBot
infection, all protected by a rootkit infection.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
Run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
, or other appropriate forums for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties or
guarantees and doesn''t give any rights.
> I am currently having some issues with my computer relating to my not
> recieving Windows update automatically. This has been occurring since
> 11/08/08. I apparently have a virus infection (spyware) related to my
> internet. I keep getting unauthorized pop ups of totally different internet
> explorers both on my desk top and also when I am connected to the internet.
> I have currently McAfee Anti-virus, Malwarebytes and Ewido. I have run all
> three to remove whatever is infecting my computer, but with minimal sucess.
> I then tried to check my windows' defender and found it is not on. No
> updates have been made. I can't turn it on to update. I read the updates
> notes and saw several messages since 11/08/08. Help