Just today when I logged onto my desktop I noticed right away that my resolution was changed to something smaller than usual, and I had to scroll with my cursor to view the left or right side of the desktop.
I've encountered a virus that has done this before awhile back but got rid of the problem. That was caused by a trojan known as virtumonde.
Edit: Also I just found out it not only did that but set my Color Quality to Medium (16 bit) that was originally at Highest (32 bit).
Maybe a week or so ago Avira AntiVir - AntiVir Guard detected 2 instances of 'TR/StartPage.HMH [trojan]' I made sure to block them of course.
The weird thing was I do scans at least once a week and the scanner didn't detect a thing.
I went to the web and searched, found a thread in the Avira Support Forum and read this person was having a hard time getting rid of it.
I went in safe-mode and did a scan with Avira and Spybot - Search & Destroy nothing came up so I suspected the problem has gone.
Also before any of the above for awhile now whenever I open up My Computer or sometimes even when I click on 'Start' there will be nothing but an animated flashlight that highlights a folder back and fourth in the center as if it's searching, it then eventually loads the content but only after a few seconds. I'm wondering if there is anything behind this or if my computer is just getting old so it takes longer to open something.
Another thing I noticed about a month ago is that when I look under the Processes tab in Task Manager that it says I'm running 2 instances of rundll32.exe there were only one before and I'm not sure if this has anything to do with a problem in my system.
I keep a close eye on my processes and always look up processes that I'm unfamiliar with. Ever since discovering the Processes tab I've had no suspicious processes running.
I've been a major spectator of this forum website reading tutorials and such I've always wanted to get help.
Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition - Version 2002 - Service Pack 3
1.99 GHz, 448MB of RAM [I heard that's low >>;; now days]
Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
Spybot - Search & Destroy
All users on this computer use Mozilla Firefox [3.01] Portable Edition equipped with add-ons Adblock Plus, NoScript, and WOT.
If there is any other information that I need to post to help you better understand my predicament I'd be more than willing.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Edited by PixelPlay, 22 December 2008 - 05:53 AM.