Whenever I have an IE (I know, that is part of my problem) window open I get alerts from my AV software that it has found a few infected files. The files are detected as Troj_buddy.f, troj_stervis.c and troj_nail.b. I have tried cleaning these off using the cleaning instructions listed on the website for the AV software, but that did not work.
I have run scans with Spybot, Ad-aware, CWShredder, Hijack This, Mwav, Ewido and Ccleaner, Trend Micro 2004 (and their online scanner) in both normal mode and safe mode but that has not helped. I cleaned off all the spyware they found and deleted lots of entries from the run lines.
One problem I have found but cannot get rid of is a small app which is running in the background. The name is a mixture on numbers, usually about 5 or 6 characters in length. Whenever I kill it, the process comes back with a different name. Memory usage is always 188k when it starts and then it changes to 196 or 202 or somewhere in the 350s. I have killed the process and searched for it and deleted the folder it appeared to be loading from, but that did not help. The process was running in the c:\Windows\system32 folder.
If anyone has any ideas, I would be most grateful as it has been driving me nuts for several days. Each time I think I have it beaten, it comes back.
Can anyone suggest any other steps I can take?