Some how, some time, without any p2p clients installed over my fresh winME reformat, an annoying application I believe to be some sort of spyware has worked its way into my system tray and despite all my efforts, running Spybot, Ad-Ware, and Popup Stopper I haven't had any luck eradicating this thing.
The suspicious program that shows up in when I press "control,alt,delete" is named "Netyl" and each time I open Interenet Explorer 6 it directs me to some phony search home page filled with pop up ads and links to adult content. Even worse, every time I log in or restart the computer, the same porno links apear in my favorites folder without my even clicking a single thing - and without Popup blocker running, I'm unable to search Google without the fake search page popping up with what I think are fake search results. I can delete the favorites, and change the home page all I like but they always return back to the spyware crap each time I log in. Frustrating. And completely inapropriate for my family.
How might I go about getting rid of this Netyl program and any other junk that might be hiding in my computer? Any help you guys could provide would be appreciated.
It might not be spyware, but it could be a virus. Try using www.pestpatrol.com
to scan your computer. It will let you know of some applications that Ad-aware and others might not know about.
Try scanning using Housecall (housecall.trendmicro.com), get rid of NAV and McAfee AV. Get AVG Free at www.grisoft.com
, it is the one I use and is really good. You can also try scanning with the free service at Panda Software. And try Spy Sweeper at www.webroot.com
See if any of these reveal anything.