The biggest problems we the "Spyware Bot" rogue & The "My Web Search" group of adware/search re-directors. For these,
1st go into Control Panel> Add Delete Programs> and search list for anything related to the 2 above( which may or may not still be there). Be aware that the MY Search group also includes several other My items. About 15 or so? The following Link, at bottom, has full list of the programs you might find there to be un-installed:
You will need to loose any gimmicky "goodies" that were included.
Be sure to get rid of any "MY..." links in your Favorites/Bookmarks.
Also check for any of these added as toolbars to your Browser(s).
Don't know which you have IE 6,7,8? Mozilla?
If any don't want to un-install, then try again from Safe Mode. MBAM got the active threat but the program will reload w/ net access! You must dump the programs themselves.
Pop Cap Loader is adware downloaded when you play games on line at Pop Cap games. It also controls time/uses limits for try outs, licenses & logs which company should get the commissions if you should buy any.
Tip: If you want to buy, order as CD/DVD copies by mail for re-install in future!
Yes you can run MBAM in Safe Mode (takes a little longer).
Since behaving fairly normally, I would dump all restore points by
entering System Restore settings & check mark the "turn off monitoring on all drives".
To Get to System Restore, RIGHT click the My Computer Icon on desktop and click on Properties, then click System Restore Tab & enter "settings". I'm NOT sure if Symantec has taken over duties of SR with it's own back up system, which may create a different problem. Varies by version & year of program.
Once you've un-installed & re run scans in safe mode,
With Clean Results , you can turn on monitoring back on by removing check mark.
Be aware that XP (all) have a known issue w/ monitoring MORE than 1 Hard Drive at a time. If you have more than 1 HD, enable only for main drive *C:* usually.
The threat there is more of NOT dumping the existing points as they can hold copy of the infectors and would re-install them if you restored to an infected point!
You've done very good work so far (Congrats!)& you're nearing the finish line.
I'd suggest 1 or 2 other FREE programs for you...
CCleaner: It dumps all temp files accumulated daily. I always run it upon leaving the net. First run may take time due to build up existant.
Daily takes only a few seconds. Get "SLIM VERSION" at bottom of page w/ NO toolbar: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds
I DO NOT use the Reg. Cleaning part of the program!
Optionally another scanner remover (like MBAM) SuperAntiSpyware (SAS):
Both have updates daily and between them there's not much that won't be found/fixed.
Please post back again with (hopefully) final success tale!