posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 03:29 AM
Lately I've been having a problem with my computer, where whenever I turn it on, there is like 10 porn websites in my favorites list, and I erase
them and when I restart my computer later on, the porn links are in my favorites once again.
I know I have a trojan or some kind of bot in my computer, because I also get links to this "coolwebsearch.com" site when I click links on Google
searches, and it's really pissing me off because now I can't use my homepage option anymore because the bot/trojan keeps making the homepage some
stupid unknown search engine.
I have Ad-Aware's most recent version of it's spyware search tool, and I do a full hard drive scan every day or so, and erase all the spywares I
find, and I also do a McAfee virus scan every few days (I also have the most recent definitions).
I also recently deleted all my cookies incase it was a cookie, and I erased the history and deleted all online/offline internet files. But the damn
problem still exists! I also notice a file in my c:/ that is named "program" and have a feeling that's whats causing all this, but whenever I
delete it, it still comes back after restart. So there's something deeper in my system that is causing this.
I don't want to have to do a fresh re-install of Windows XP, only if it's the last last resort. Can any of you help me out with my problem?