My wife's laptop is doing some similar things as well. Ad-Aware says it finds things and removes them, and Spybot finds things but locks up when we try to fix the problems. And the Microsoft Malware Removal Tool won't even start to run, the window keeps closing before I can click continue. System Restore won't work either and keep getting redirects to weird sites, and even weird pop ups when opening other windows or programs.
Now it won't even boot up, keeps hanging on the desktop but there's nothing there, wont' even go into Safe Mode.
Basically all that I'm interested in doing now is getting onto the computer and backing up files off of it. Any suggestions on how I can back up the files at least or even get the computer back up and running?? Thanks!
I'm running xp media edition. Ok now to the fun stuff, I for the life of me can not figure this out.
Get redirects, mostly to google search pages
can't get to certain sites(all dealing with anti virus stuff)
can't download new definitions for adaware
can't install spybot(tried reinstalling after it wouldn't load)
can't get malwarebytes to run
it's now telling me mcafee needs to be reinstalled
can't do a system restore
can't open in safe mode(it gets most of the way through the process and then shuts my computer off)
after restarting within about 5 min. get a window that pops up called jucheck.exe with this in the msg box
"the procedure entry point ??_V@YAXPAX@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library MSVCRT.dll"
and once that happens I can't open my C: drive through my computer and get another strange msg saying
"windows cannot find recycler\s-6-3-93-100017378 -100017858- 100021141-1744.com"
but can access through windows explorer
all my files are fine and can access everything else
I have no Idea what to do at this time I've scoured the net trying to find out what this thing is so I can get rid of it. But have found nothing that really resembles this. If anyone has any advise at all I would really appreciate it, this thing is starting to drive me crazy.