I have a problem, and it may be Vundo related. I've been getting a few Vundo alerts recently. Ones which involve my computer trying to connect to a computer in Germany. However, I haven't experienced any problems. Until, of course, about ten minutes ago. The taskbar started flashing on and off for little bits at a time. Something was killing Explorer, because everyime it popped back up, the system tray was reloading. It got to a certain number of icons, and BAM, dead again. I though it was rather odd, naturally. It soon setteled on staying on, with no system tray and not letting me open anything on the stary menu or any shortcuts. So, I killed Explorer fromt he Task Manage. Now, lucky me, I have RK Launcher, a dock from which I can run things, such as Explorer. So, I used that. Now we're back to endless flashing, but at least I can click on things. However, it never lasts long enough for me to do, well, anything. Opening anything like My Documents just makes it flash off again, taking that with it. So, I killed it once again, and used RK Launcher to open Opera. I had tried to run a Vundo tool from Symantec earlier, but it gave nothing. Also, after that the alerts stopped. This all seems like malware related behavior, but I haven't seen anything Vundo-related, like "Click here to scan for spyware" pop up yet. Also, a couple root kits have been blocked by Norton. Now, my computer ran fine all day, and ran fine for a half hour before this. I haven't done anything in that time that would aggrevate malware or anything out of the ordinary. Also, it might be good to mention I have a hacked uxtheme.dll, and have for quite some time. I have not installed any new themes within months, however, so I doubt that's it. What I need to know is:
How can I cause Explorer to remain stable?
Would a restart help? I'm afraid to because I'm not sure if I'll lose control of it completely.
Is there any way I can get Norton to run, even without Explorer?
Also, does this strike you as Vundo, another malware, or something else entirely?
Again, I appologize for commandeering your topic, but I can't get a new topic to work and I'm fairly freaked out right now.
Also, here's a picture of the original log: http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/4133/ss...08185545gg7.jpg
And this is where I first discussed the problem, before it actually became a problem: http://www.zuneboards.com/forums/tech-help...html#post277887
A speedy reply would be immensely good, because I don't know what to do. On a good note, I managed to beat Explorer's kill time in order to run Norton, so now both the tool and a full system scan are running. Is it safe to install another scanner and give it a "second opinion?" Sometimes multiple scanners can pick up each others slack, but I'm not sure if it's wise to install anything while the computer is acting like this. Also, files: is there a way I can access my files and copy them to my external hard drive? I have some pretty important stuff that's not backed up, and I'd like to be able to save it, if possible. Oh, and just so you know, I'm using XP Home.
Edited by RockMaster, 14 August 2008 - 09:18 PM.