Started several days ago - received a blue screen with "one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency: notice, but when it started running, it seemed to be deleting lots of files (many related to my anti virus software - CA Antivirus) and did not look right, so I turned the computer off quickly and disconnected the internet, suspecting that someone had accessed my computer somehow. When I rebooted, the Bad image notifications began immediately and I have not been able to get rid of them.
Am receiving Bad Image notification popup when CA Security Center starts and I see that others get this same issue with all different programs. I can stop the popup in the taskbar processes and close the window, but another window just pops up when the next file is accessed. Changed msconfig settings to keep CA from loading at startup and the popups did not return, but tried to access CA Antivirus from the start menu and got the popup. I also see several programs showing as installed when they have been uninstalled (Iomegaware is one of them) MS Security center says antivirus is running, but I cannot access it.
Have run CCleaner, MBAM and Dr. Web Cure it. Could not move or delete the Trojan files detected in Dr Web (Trojan.Wink and Trojan.Downloader), so I am worried that they are in the boot sector. I cannot find my original XP Home disks so I would like to avoid reformatting the drive if possible. Firewall is on and the virus scan has been running daily until this started.
I have attached the dds.txt and attach.txt files