Any suggestions as to how to get started? I'd like to create a log and post it for your analysis.
I've owned/used PC's over the past 10 years and the virus that is presently affecting my machine is the first serious problem I've encountered.
1. Error messages on a constant basis, particularly one from "GoogleUpdate.exe" that includes the text "szModVer: 126.96.36.199 offset:00006eef".
2. Unknown, unsourced audio files that mysteriously start playing on a random basis.
3. Frequent computer shut-down and reboot.
4. SpyBot no longer runs.
5. The virus has now changed my desktop background and pop ups for the sale of spyware removal have rendered the machine basically useless. I am posting this from a laptop that has not been infected.
I am running Windows 2000XP on the infected machine. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.