I'm writing because I've a few problems with my laptop since I got hit by some viruses. There are a number of issues. First of all. Windows update is unable to instill a security update for XML core ( update KB954430 xml services sevice pack 2.) I'm working on an IBM x61s Laptop with windows xp SP3. Secondly, I often work on two screens, the laptop plus a monitor and recently when I try to change my desktop wallpaper on reboot it goes back to the previous one. Another maybe more woorying problem is that I frequently hear the windows error sound without having any windows appearing and this often happens when I'm not actually doing anything.(just reading a web page for example). I had also lost about twenty four gigs of disk space which I eventually recovered by uninstalling the IBM backup program "Rescue and Recovery" but even then The "Sytem Volume Information" folder still had 500Mbs in it( according to the "spacemonger" app, although I had completely turned off System Restore.
So theres definetly something a bit fishy going on . But what? that's my question. I did use combofix to sort out my problem and it might be possible that this rewired my system somehow.
It would be great if someone could help me out.
Edited by matta, 23 January 2009 - 12:11 PM.