I recently had my pc possessed with this SpyAxe :evil: program, which I’ve now read about on this site. When I discovered SpyAxe; I ran the uninstall, which removed the icons and most of the files. Then the warning icons came back, but the files associated with the program disappeared. I ran Adware SE but Explorer still got redirected to their site. There is no way that I am going to touch anything on their website, so I did not contact them. I then ran NAV, Spy Bot S/D and Adware SE again, then updated them all(got kicked several times getting updates), turned off the restore setting, scanned again. I then deleted all the files I could find created on the day and around the exact time I got the adware. Its still there. Then NAV picked up the hacktool.rootkit virus - when I saw this I disabled my wireless router. I have NAV on all the time(auto protect), have a wireless network(firewall) WEP on, xp firewall protection; and have never had a virus. Are these two related in some fashion? Seemed like a bit of coincidence. I have read on how to get rid of the virus, and the adware. However are there any precautions to take when these are active at the same time? Also, is it me or does the virus change its file names? Is there anything that I definitely should not do?
Thanks for your help – Uncle Smokey :cheesy: