Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0)
After an hour-long Google session I decided to label these as 'Ignore.' On with my business, mostly typical surfing and emailing, the occasional music download, and everyday noting that avast! updated automatically within minutes of logging on. On 28 March I once again manually updated Superantispyware and Malwarebytes', but didn't run a scan with either. No problems, system running well. Today, the 31st, I logged on and attempted to manually update, both Superantispyware and Malwarebytes', but to no avail. Superantispyware gave the error message "There was an error trying to retrieve definitions. Make sure your firewall is not blocking SUPERANTISPYWARE.EXE from accessing the Internet." and Malwarebytes' simply sat without ever showing any progress in the progress bar. However, I was able to update avast!, both definition files and program (the program was already up to date). Since then I've rebooted with no change, done a system restore (to a checkpoint on the 30th; after testing, I undid the checkpoint) with no effect, uninstalled and reinstalled Superantispyware with no effect (then did a system restore--Revo Uninstaller restore point--so the definition file was newer), and removed the two above Malwarebytes' scan findings (after taking them off the ignore list and running a new scan) with no effect. Now I'm typing this. My system doesn't seem slow, I was able to download both HijackThis and ComboFix with no trouble, and I've experienced no redirection of searching/browsing that I've noticed. To the best of my addled brain I've done nothing differently the last some days than I've done the last some months. Any advice/help, once again, would be much appreciated. Also, if I've posted in the wrong place, then please feel free to redirect me. Thanks.
Edited by LouieChuckyMerry, 31 March 2009 - 09:14 PM.