Follow the link and do run adaware and spybot. They will get rid of the malware now on your machine.
I am trying to sort out a friends PC, which is running windows xp.
There appears to be a program running which keeps changing the home page away from the desired home page, to other locations.
There also appear to be 2 extra search bars at the top of the screen, 'mywebsearch' and 'perfectnav'. So far these have resisted all attemts to get rid of them.
I suspect there are other unwanted programs running, because every so often I keep getting windows coming up asking me to click yes to finish installation so I can access xxx sites I don't want.
How can I clean this pc up, and remove all the surplus programmes that shouldn't be there?
In windows 98, if you brought up task manager, you could see all the processes running, and spot the dodgy ones, then search the registry and delete all reference to them, but in xp, there are so many running I can't recognise the ones that shouldn't be there.
Any help or suggestions would be most welcome.