Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:30 PM
I've posted a msg on the HijackThis Logs forum,to no avail. So,hopefully,somebody will get to this message.Eventually.
I have Windows XP Home Ed. SP2 running on a Dell Vostro 1500. Symptoms that have affected the performance of this PC are:
1.Windows Explorer becomes unresponsive after a short period of time,possibly one or two hours of being ON.
2.Start Menu becomes unresponsive, in that none of listed programs runs when clicked.
3.My Computer submenu (right-click w/mouse) only lists 3 or 4 links,instead of usual 14.
4.Internet Explorer's home page is modified to be http:\\softwarereferral.com\
5.Various error messages pop-up at Windows shutdown
6.Current window becomes de-selected (top bar fades,as though I had clicked mouse outside of window)
7.Menus inside various programs malfunction
8.Menus inside IE malfunction
9.Overall speed is drastically slowed down, even when moving text up or down
10.Open programs become unresponsive to menu clicks,which leaves closing them as only alternative
I think that what originally caused this infection may be a newer,anti-virus resistant variant of worm.win32.SkyNet. [malware/spyware/whatever]
Please reply, if you have any useful suggestions to resolve. Thank you.