I seem to have had these conditions, but I had to download my virus definitions twice due to an original error:
W32.Etap-21 C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\ToDDrive\Autoruns.zip C:\Program Files\AutoRuns\autoruns.exe W32.Sality-10 C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe
I downloaded a new autoruns.zip and it was clean and both programs use access so I think those were true.
I am not really vigilant about scans, though I think maybe I should run scans at night now, I have run some 'very 3rd party' programs installed while learning about my computer and in association with creative ventures.
I had yesterday installed/ran Blender, which at first glance I believe needs to be understood completely. That Python scripting, and that Python always was there coiled on my C: drive with HP software packages, but I had never removed it. I like to code and it impressed me in a just-in-case kind of way, and it is aptly named. Still I don't think Python is to blame. (I have something called Wrye Mash which I love, using it too).
I did get briefly hooked into a Bit Torrents thing that I don't understand in the least, but I allowed the adventure with wide eyes. I closed the browser after a moment; it had been the web page, not the Bit Torrents, I thought to escape from.
I don't think I can know who did these viruses, and don't regret any installs, as I had at least interested reasons for all.
This is a nice web site, the name is cool but when I stopped by here in Today's hunt for information I thought, 'Is this a safe and serious place?'. Still the information about what to do with bad programs gave me a way to go forward. The tricky thing was not running autoruns in safemode, but autoruns.exe is not a start program itself so I was not really worried. Neither of those programs has asked for permission recently, which I hope makes me clear.
New Autoruns shows nothing unexpected. Rootkit Revealer reports the three old nuisances (enigmas I think, not malware). One of those I suppose is the MS Recover program is malfunctioning, I think it can't write it's file path now (maybe my fault). I never use it though.
I feel safe again anyway.
Thanks BleepingComputer.com for helping.
I think I may check out spyware removers. I am doing little about cookies.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal