download and run HiJackThis and post the log at a security forum with the description of your problem.
I have some programs/files that when I close them out (ctrl+alt+del), the re-open by themselves within a few minutes. I'm quite sure they are malware. I've dug & dug to try to find them so I can delete them, I've searched for them, looked to see if they can be uninstalled from "settings", but cannot even find them. I used to use Adaware, which would not/could detect them. Recently I downloaded an anti-spyware & popup blocker that Cox provides, SpyCatcher. It doesn't detect them either. So, I have extra unknown programs up & running & popups popping up again. I found the following when I went to "run", & then "msconfig" after opening the "start up" tab"
Ebivuc loaded from Registry (Per-User Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\gtalk.exe
Artt loaded from Registry (Per-User Run) C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\charles\Application Data\tpti.exe
Gnnmkdxc loaded from Registry (Per-User Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\fqyo.exe
I have Windows Me. I also use, update & daily scan with AVG
These things are as big a nuisance as spam
What is this called? How can I get rid of them, if not rid of, then at least disable them? Thanks a bunch!