|Alright guys tell me whats wrong and how to fix it. A few days ago I |
picked up some kind of Virus or Malware or Spyware. Suddenly my
internet explorer would load up and start going to various websites all
by itself. I also noticed that a process called "16 Film Deaf.exe"
would run and use 100% of the cpu. All of this happened at about the
time that I installed a program called "GalaPlayer-188.8.131.52-setup.exe".
I am not blaming galaplayer but the problems started thereafter. I
could have picked it up on some website as well. Who knows.
What I've done so far is uninstall IE version 7 because I don't use it
anyway. I use Firefox all the time. So now I don't get the popups from
IE but "16 Film Deaf.exe" still starts up every now and then and runs
at 100% cpu every time. I've run a full system scan with Computer
Associates antivirus, SpyBot Search and Destroy, and Windows Defender.
I discovered that I had many variants of the Win32 virus and that was
fixed but nothing else was ever found. I reran CA antivirus, Spybot,
and Windows Defender but they all say nothing is wrong but something is
obviously wrong because I still get "16 Film Deaf.exe" every now and
then. It's a hassle because I have to go into task manager every time
to stop it and it just keeps coming back. How can I back trace that
stupid executable to find out what is creating it so I can fix the
problem. Task Manager doesn't even tell me where the file is or what
created it. I did a search for it but all I ever find is a prefetch
file called "16 FILM DEAF.EXE-09560D49.pf".
Finally, I have another question. Is it typical for the number of
processes to increase by about 13 after installing an antivirus
program. I ask because my task manager would always show approximately
20 processes but after installing CA antivirus I now have about 32
processes every time. Hard to believe but they all seem legitimate.
Thanks guys for any help you can provide. It would be very welcomed.