Trojan detected and deleted but keeps reappearing
Posted on 2004-08-12
I have a crissis with my computer today. Basically, when I started it up, I got a message from McAfee Anti-Virus indicating the following: A Trojan has been detected & cleaned! The file c:\Docume~1\George~1\Locals~1\Temp\sp.html was infected by the StartPage-DU!htm trojan and has been deleted to complete the clean process. Despite of the message from McAfee indicating this file has been deleted, it keeps popping up when any action is taken on the pc, such as double clicking a folder on the desktop.
Since this message, I have been experiencing strange problems like sudden window popups indicating to check for spyware which is from a site I have never heard of to begin with. Additionally, Nero 6.0 identifies my DVD burner within the list of recorders, but, it looks for the cd burner drive to perform recording operations. I believe these two situations somehow tie into the Trojan problem being experienced.
Any help on resolving this crissis and getting my system stable again will be greatly appreciated.