Ok, I think the indexing is working fine, when I search files such as "calc" I get hits for Calculator and OpenOffices Calc. Then I added more folders to index and had it reindex; all seems to be working fine there as the filese in that folder I could find with the index search tool. However, recently I've been getting increasingly frequent messages that Windows explorer has encountered an error and I'm prompted to search for a solution online or restart windows explorer.
Moreover, I tried creating a new user for the system and logging in and I got an error message saying that sockins32.dll could not be found. To the best of my knowledge, sockins32.dll
is malware so I am somewhat disconcerted about what else may be up. I closed the error box and things ran more or less the same as they did on my normal account (i.e. still getting Windows explorer needs to restart messages).
When I do tell it to restart windows explorer, it only takes a couple seconds to reset and it seems fine. However, these errors only seem to occur when I close a folder
. I haven't had any errors occur when running Programs such as Work, Excel, Endnote, Firefox etc.
So far I've run scans with:
saying it was a Trojan-gensnaptor.exe
saying it was a Trojan-gentuVLbBst.dll
syaing it was a 'VunDrop'
I've moved all of these into the 'Virus Chest
' as recommended by avast. I've googled the 3 above files and didn't find anything :S
Any ideas what I should do?
Thanks for all help in advance.
Edited by usasma, 14 June 2008 - 05:34 AM.
Removed HJT Log File