Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:56 PM
Asus EEE Celeron M 900 1G
Windows XP Home Ed. 2002 SP2
Comodo Firewall, Avira AntiVir
I downloaded a real player install from a very well known site in the uk to get live sports radio online... During installation, Comodo firewall continuously gave me warnings that realplay.exe was trying to control a bunch of my processes and tried to access memory. I have read about real player being badware so I allowed the firewall to continue assuming that it was 'normal'.. Since I only needed the player for a few hours I uninstalled it. 1 day later, while browsing, Firefox stopped reacting to the mouse and opened a few unrelated new windows. PC didn't react for about 10sec until Comodo gave me a shellcode injection warning from AcroRd32 .exe - that I blocked - thus isolating AcroRd32.exe. There were no adobe progs running or pdf links clicked at the time. I remember some real player trying to control AcroRd32.exe during install so I imagine it might be related.
Please help me on this 1, I usually reinstall the whole PC when there's a problem but I'm not sure if that's necessary now.