I have installed paid versions of ePest Patrol, Norton Internet Security 2005, Lavasoft Ad-Aware (though I'm currently using the Ad-Aware SE (free version) because it's been easier to use this last week with this problem) ... and I also have the free versions of Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster and SpywareDoctor.
I just got ePest Patrol last week.
The first ePP scan picked up lots of baddies, including these 3 in particular.
I quarantined them and then deleted the quarantine. But subsequent ePP scans show AdDestroyer is still in there somehwere, every time. So every time, I quarantine it, scan again... and it's there!
So it got me thinking.. and I used SpywareDoctor's free scan which showed me that Virtual Bouncer and 2nd Thought didn't get completely extinguished either. It found 15 instances of all three things.
So I put the computer in safe mode and went to the "regedit" places where the ePP scan showed AdDestroyer. (in HKey_CU-software\Microsoft\windows\Current version\explorere\fileexts\.txt\openwithlist.
But there was no openwithlist, only an openwithprogIDs or something, but it wasn't in that.
I can't find it anywhere. The Spyware Doctor scan also showed it in HKey_CU_software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\menuorder\startmenu2\progs\AdDestroyer. Guess what? It's not there.
Then I went to all the "regedit" places where the SpywareDoctor scan showed Virtual Bouncer and 2nd Thought are still supposedly lurking. They aren't there either.
But my computer is sill funky and clearly, these things are in there.
Any ideas what to do please?? Would be so grateful for help. Am going insane. Thanks much