Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:29 PM
I have a problem that I initially thought was with windows, but I believe it may be a virus. My computer crashed (blue screen o death), and when I restarted it about 20 of the processes that I normally see in task manager did not load up. I had comodo firewall + norton antivirus + spyware doctor set to run at startup, but they will not load up now, and trying to run them manually produces an error message to the effect of "... is not a valid Win32 application"
When I intitially thought that this was a problem with windows (I had recently loaded some updates), I tried to system restore, but to no avail. I have tried to run the copy of hijack this that I had already on my computer, but it gets the same error message as the others. Spybot search and destroy - same story.
I observe an unfamiliar process called hldrrr.exe running, but can't kill it ("access is denied")
What to do?