Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:56 PM
I believe my computer is infected with some sort of trojan/virus.
The main change in behavior is 2 of the 4 little program icons that usually appear by the clock on the right side of the Taskbar stopped appearing. One is the control program of my HP all-in-one, the other is my usb device removal icon (the one with the green arrow).
I have not noticed any functional differences with my computer, but I have had two friends discover they had trojans/viruses so I decided to do a little more investigation.
I currently run Spybot Search and Destroy and McAfee Security Center (for my virus/firewall/etc...). Neither have ever found any problems. I then downloaded Malwarebyte's and SuperAntiSpyware and ran them both. Each found 1 or 2 trojans/registry entries that they flagged as problems. I used the programs to take care of the problems and neither have found further infections.
Unfortunately, those two little icons did not come back. So I dug a little further on the net and installed and ran SmitFraudFix and as far as I can tell, it found nothing. I then ran Combofix. Unfortunately, it did not come out and say "I found something" or "I found nothing". I looked at the log file from Combofix and found 4 files in the "Find3M Report" section that looked odd to me. They are in the documents and settings\all users\application data\ directory and the file names are seemingly random letter/number combinations all ending in ".sys"
Can anyone help me to find out if I am truly infected or is it just time to reinstall WinXP (I have been using this installation for several years now, so it may just be really messy behind the scenes!)
Any Assistance would be of tremendous help.