I'm not sure what it is, but I can explain more if you tell me what to look for. I have a major virus on my Windows XP laptop, and it's driving me crazy! Currently, I'm running a spyware scan in safe mode. Here's what always happens:
1. Whenever I open Internet Explorer, a popup window opens with the message "Download and scan your PC for malicious hardware now!"
2. iPodService opens at startup as a system process. iTunesHelper.exe opens at startup as a user process. I found that iPodService does not open when I close iTunesHelper, which starts before the system process.
3. ZoneAlarm blocks many attempts from random IP Addresses, and also blocks something called -AU- Magic. I have no idea what it is.
Can anyone help?
Windows XP Pro
EDIT: After going to my popup blocker settings I found that a site called http://www.webstarts.com was allowed. (Don't click that link) I didn't set it like that.
Message Edited by Jeod on 05-28-2008 03:37 PM