A week ago, a co-worker accessed his free email account ([email protected]@) from my PC. Within minutes, my PC was being bombarded with spam, pop-ups, etc.. which before, had never been a problem.
Since then I've cleaned, scanned, quarantined, deleted, removed, etc.. my PC with just about every (legitimate) malware removal software I could find listed at this website.
Everything is now almost back to normal... except for a couple things..
1) When I'm in IE, every webpage I access is followed by a least three pop-ups, which I manually have to close (the Google toolbar USED to stop this before my co-worker used my PC).
2) I now have an un-named, mystery icon in my Control Panel that I cannot remove (doesn't show up as a .CPL file). Even our IT folks couldn't remove it with their tools. Here's a screen shot of the icon (circle w/ two red "swooshes"):
Any ideas of what this thing is, and how to get rid of it? I have a feeling it's what is causing the pop-ups in IE.
Edited by toy4matt, 02 June 2005 - 12:46 PM.