Hi sempai, thanks for helping.
FYI, I did not get email notification or I would have replied sooner.
1. I ran combofix, but did not see any indication of a text file. It
definitely is not in c:\ or desktop.
2. Combo asked if I was running home edition. I clicked no because
I didn't know. My notes say XP Media Center Edition. This is a Dell
computer for home use only.
3. I ran Combo twice because I could not find the text file. The first time
it said Recovery Console was successfully installed and gave me a
list of files, which I noted. Second time said it detected presence of
rootkit activity and needed to reboot.
4. Both times machine booted to blank screen. (Same as my original
I renamed Combofix AFTER I saved. Does that make a difference?
I am working in Safe Mode and the file was saved to C:\downloads. I
then copied to Desktop and renamed to Combo-Fix.exe.
I will attach new DDS log.
I cannot cut and paste so if you require detailed feedback from me,
would it be possible to send to an email address?