Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:52 PM
I am having a very difficult problem and probably have made it worse by self-fix. Last Friday my computer started acting as if it was infected because I had intermittant errors showing up, such as my Office toolbar suddenly was inop and could not be found when booting. After online research I expected root-kit problems, possibly tdss. I ran fsbl and autoruns and followed instructions to clean/repair. Things improved but when viewing autorun listings I found quite a few suspicious entries all dated and timed around the time my trouble started. I removed some of them from auto running but they reappeared on restart. i then removed them from autorun and deleted them from the registy and my computer suddenly takes 15-20 mins to boot and I have lost my local network connections. I am now on another computer on the same network, the problem computer is booted and I can run programs. If needed I can download utilities and transfer via thumbdrive. Can anyone offer advice on diagnostic tools to start fixing this issue?