Iím not sure whether I accidentally deleted a necessary file, or I picked up some malware. About 3 times in a row, I got rundll32.exe errors when shutting down. I ran Spybot and PC-cillin scans, but found nothing. Then the rundll32.exe errors stopped popping up (with no intervention from me), but my machine got VERY sluggish, and my Task Manager gave me no clue why. So I shut down. When I booted up again, response time had improved a bit, but my machine was still somewhat slow, and now my Task Manager started looking odd: it only had a partial Processes panel, and did not have the other tabs or a menu bar on top. I found a fix for the Task Manager at http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/.../30/103379.aspx
, but - although my machine is not that slow - my mouse now sometimes takes quite a while to respond.
I ensured I had the latest Microsoft Updates & SpywareBlaster updates, I scanned with Spybot, AdAware & Pc-Cillin; all found nothing. I ran McAfee Stinger v3.8.0 (with system restores off), and ran HijackThis in Safe Mode. I would be most grateful if someone could help me with the attached log, as it is indecipherable to me.