They call me Forces and I have a Bloodhound.Unknown detection by Symantec (Norton Anti-Virus) and blue screen system crashing. Snowhite and Shaba of the malware forum (malware helpers) have deemed me clean and free of malware. Animal of the malware forum (as well as Shaba) advised I start a new thread here giving some details. The old thread link is http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/157687/bloodhoundunknown/.
My main issue is "crashing to blue screen" stating possible corruption due to software. The only thing I have downloaded as of late is XP Service pack 3 but in my Norton Anti-Virus there was a log of ftp listening and letting in a low level worm, something to that effect. I don't know what that means or if its helpful but thats all I could find on my own. Again, the malware helpers deemed me free and clear.
I noticed in some of the previous malware logs a mention of "Fast Track hardware failure" of some sort. I recently moved and in doing so removed a M-Audio recording HUB, called Fast-Track USB, it is just an interface for recording mic, guitar and MIDI inputs. I have not reattached the unit; it always seemed to cause minor problems and I am considering removing the Fast Track Software to resolve the "hardware issue". I also have SESSIONS software (PC equivalent of GarageBand for MAC) that came with the HUB that I could also remove if necessary. SESSIONS can't run without the Fast-Track USB attached to the tower, the application won't open without it being recognized, that's why I think removing the software may solve the "hardware issue", if that makes sense.
My biggest fear is that my hardrive is just dying. After some of the crashes the system prompts to "check consistency" of the hard disk, and I let it run. So far no consistency issues have been noted after it scans, it just wants to check due to the crashing I suppose (maybe a certain crash code prompts the consistency check). If worst comes to worst I can blast the hard drive but I will lose my Adobe Creative Suite permanently (I don't have the discs anymore).
Another issue of note is that upon each restart my Norton Anti-Virus detects the Bloodhound.Unknown and states it has delt with the issue and my system is secure, but when I click on the link for history details of the issue no new entry is listed. I would assume if something was removed, blocked or quarantined it would be in the history (that is the standard Norton protocal). If I then run a "Full Scan" most times a tracking cookie will be removed as a threat. Now at this point I have not been on the web to gain a cookie so I wonder if the Bloodhound.Unknown is jacking my computer and creating the cookie. I say this because whenever I get off the web I run CCleaner, set to Gutmann (35 passes), deleting all temporary internet files, on and off line, and all cookies/history. I also have my Internet Explorer set to delete all temporary files when the browzer is closed.
Well, I think that about covers my issues A-Z. I hope my babble is helpful in some way. I apologize for being so long winded.
Thank you for any assistance you can offer. I really appreciate all your efforts and the previous efforts of Snowhite, Shaba and Animal from the malware forum. I hope you can help me out, its the not knowing that is killing me more than anything else. There has to be a rational explanation for my issues. Take care, keep the faith!
I have my account set to shoot me an email once a reply comes through so I will check my Outlook frequently. Thanks again.
Edited by ForcesUndivided, 25 August 2008 - 04:31 PM.