Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:24 PM
Running WinXP Pro SP3.
I was hit by something (actually several somethings) last weekend. Kept getting buffer overflow error reports from MacAfee Security Center when I started up WinXP, which resulted in Windows shutting down. I booted into Safe Mode and ran Spy Sweeper (which only found a few suspicious cookies), then MacAfee Virus Scan, which crashed. Ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which found and removed about a dozen trojans. Ran it again after booting into Safe Mode again, just to make sure and found nothing.
Now the computer runs funny. Still getting buffer overflow error messages from MacAfee when I start Windows (message always comes up twice while starting services.exe), and not only will MacAfee still not scan, the GUI acts weird when I first open the Security Center. USB flash drives don't show up in My Computer with the other drives when I plug them in (although I get that "plunk" sound as usual, and the drive does show up under the Hardware Manager). Nero can't burn discs (I tried creating an XP SP3 Slipstream disc at one point). Not every time, but the odd link from Google takes me to some bizarre site that asks me what kind of cow is on the screen (!).
But I'm a grad student with tons of work to get done this week, so I soldier on anyway. Today I got fed up and ran Malwarebytes again, which found another batch of trojans. Cleaned them off but still have the same problems.