I was minding my own business, looking for an image on Google when one of the sites exploded with a barrage of software which began downloading on my computer. One of the programs that started downloading was WinFixer2005.
I stopped the download and was able to remove the installation file from the Downloaded Program Files folder. Problem was that even before I was able to remove it, I had pop-ups that were feeding off the sites I was looking through and once the computer was left un-attended, a pop-up ad appeared every 5 minutes or so. That was resolved with yet another scan of Ad-Aware which I ran about 30 times by now. When my computer crashed ([bleep] WMP) and had to be re-started, the pop-ups began right away to be banished by another Ad-Aware scan.
I still get the occasional pop-up when I go to a site I need and the fact that I had to stop an application named eetu.exe from trying to connect to an outside entity with my firewall. And I can't seem to find that file no matter how hard I look.
After trying to get rid of this all day, I'm ready to snap.
Dear techs, is there any way I could get rid of these orphans in my system without having to install new software? I am so not keen on installing anything I am not intimately familiar with... Can I just do a system restore to solve this issue?
My security overall is not that bad. I have:
- eTrust EZ AntiVirus
- McAffee Personal Firewall Plus (by which I traced the makers of WinFix)
- Ad-Aware SE Personal
I thank any tech for answering this question and helping me out.
Your truly, Ad Victim.