Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:54 AM
Please help with the following problem.
After cleaning many infections using AVG and spybot, I started getting two consecutive error messages at startup (immediately after logging in - I had to dismiss both for the desktop to be fully loaded):
1. "Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly. and then try again. To search for a file..."
When I click "OK" another error message appears:
2. "Could not load or run 'C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry."
after clicking OK the computer seemed to be running normally. Yesterday I noticed two other things which made me very concerened.
When I copy large amounts of data (I was trying to backup my computer*) the copy process is interrupted, the desktop disappears and is then reloaded.
A similar thing happens when I open the Start menu, and right click on my computer (or some folder inside it) and choose "open": the desktop disappears and reappears, but the folder is not opened.
Needless to say neither AVG nor spybot caught this. Attached is the DDS.txt file.
Thank you very much for your help...
* After a while I managed to backup most of what I wanted, but it was hard to make sure, so I created backup images of my hard drives with DriveImage-XML.