These two processes snuck aboard my machine when I stupidly downloaded a Windows Media Player codex update (why I haven't removed that entire ap by this point is beyond me, frankly.)
As with all the other instances of these processes, I'm recieving popups in IE windows (I don't use IE) and a faux security alert in my toolbar every once in a while, warning me that I have spyware (no duh) spam or viruses. In fact, one opened right as I typed this sentence. The icon links to one of a few various advertisement sites, offering to sell me snti virus or spyware protection.
I've read advice on how to fix this problem several times, but I'm nto savvy enough to translate that to a tailored fix for my rig, so I'd love any help that could be offered.
I've already downloaded HijackThis and SmitfraudFix, as they seem to be elements of all the suggested fixes I've seen. I just need walking through how to use the tools.
Thanks in advance, this little bug is getting quite annoying.