I am very much computer litererate, but I am having trouble trying to figure out an infection I had acquired a couple days ago...
Let me start from the beginning. I was searching for AGM Battery prices (because I am joining the "Green" revolution) when I stumbled upon a web site that looked like it was going to provide a movie clip about them. Of course, I was prompted that I didn't have the required media codec and I replied "Yes" to download it... Does it need to be stated that I had a "brain far"?!?!? I know better!!! But I went and did it anyways.
In any case, now I have symptoms of iexplorer.exe constantly starting up in the Task Manager Processes and IE never launches (so my guess is that IE is launching in hidden mode). For what reason, I do not know. I hazard to guess that it wants to send out information or to download something, but this is purely speculative on my part.
I have also noticed DOS windows appearing where is shows that a file called dkxrstqqlx.dll is being copied someplace.
I've also had instances where a reference to a file called _18be6784.exe is trying to be written to the registry. Of course, I've denied this from happening.
I also get the fake "Warning: Possible Spyware or Adware infection." message in Internet Explorer.
In any case, I have a HighjackThis log file and I will try to provide it with this msg. I hope this works. I really need help on this one.