I recently reinstalled XP and succesfully downloaded and installed sp 3, so I presume the problem started within the last two weeks since then.
I have run a complete scan with Avast anti virus, Ad-aware, and Malwarebytes' mbam. Avast reported some instances of "Win32:Zbot-BFI [Trj]" and "Win32:Zbot-BFI [Trj]" viruses in my Outlook Deleted Items folder, in message attachments which I am quite sure I never opened (and not even the messages themselves). But no active viruses or malware were reported by Avast. The Ad-aware and mbam scans came back completely clean.
I hope someone can help me with this problem. Thank you.
I don't know if this is malware or bad settings or what. I removed the hijackthis log from my original post when I discovered that it did not belong in this forum. Sorry. The log is now in the malware forum. But if this is not malware, maybe somebody here can help me. Thank you.
Edited by honketyhank, 26 May 2009 - 03:44 PM.