Just this friday, I got attacked by various pop-ups. Funny thing is, I switched back to IE from Netscape because Netscape was slowing down so much that if I left my computer on for a day, then came back and checked my mail, It would take forever to get active. I guess I need a memory upgrade.
So after switching back to IE for the better part of a month, I somehow got a pop-up even though my IE is the XP SP2 version. After that pop-up, Spybot S&D gave me a barrage of change requests, all of which I denied in order to prevent my system from being compromised.
Then I found a program called Aurora... you know. So I ran Spybot, which found 73 critical objects. I cleaned house, then ran Adaware SE Personal, which found another 136 critical objects. And I also used Add or Remove Programs to remove the remaining malware.
Aurora has an Add Or Remove Programs entry, but trying that opened an IE browser, which I immediately closed before any malware and scripts could execute.
For now, I've switched back to Netscape, which doesn't seem to activate Aurora's Pop-ups. But once I start IE or Firefox, Aurora activates and gives me pop-up [bleep!].
So I did a search for the title bar text of the Aurora program, and this site was first on the list of sites found. The thread I found had the solution I was going to use, but I can't find it now, since I was unable to bookmark it.
I don't have a HiJackThis log, but The second post in that thread had the expert ask the questioner to use CleanUp! and then run an online virus scan program. I had already downloaded and run CleanUp!, which asked me to restart my comp. I bookmarked the thread, and restarted my computer. However, after my computer restarted, I got back on Netscape to attempt to run the antivirus program. Unfortunately, the page apparently didn't get bookmarked, so now I'm asking for help!
I'll be standing by to give you the information you need to help me. But I won't be able to do anything until after work. So please be patient.
I'll get HiJackThis! after work as well.
If you can help, it'll be greatly appreciated!