I've got a Dell that we purchased in December 2007. About a month or so ago, one day it wouldn't boot properly. After much time in safe mode and lots of scanning (Malwarebytes, AVG, and Super-Anti-Spyware), I got it going again. However, it is very very very slow to load the desktop items after a re-start. I don't think it should be that slow; pretty sure it wasn't before.
I had a multitude of Trojans and nasties on here that I believe I have cleaned up. Where they came from I've no idea, but they were there. Right now there seem to be a couple of things that AVG can't do anything with. Every so often I get a warning about a couple of things, try to Heal or Move to Vault, and ultimately have to Ignore.
I would greatly appreciate any help that you wise folks can offer. Whatever logs you need to see, etc, please point me in the right direction and I will provide them as quickly as possible. As soon as I can find the names of the things AVG can't touch, I'll post them.
Edited to add - I should post the OS I guess! Windows XP Home Edition. Also, I most often use the SeaMonkey browser. Occasionally I use IE for some sites that will only work on IE, and once in a great while I use FireFox.
Edited again to add: I downloaded, updated & ran a-squared. I did the 2nd scan, not the quick one, not the deep one. It came up with 2 things --
Trojan Mailfinder!IK in windows sys32 userinit.exe
TrojanZlob!IK in a Tivo converter program(?) AFAIK that is something from Tivo that we can use to download programs from Tivo to my computer if we want to burn them to disc.
I had a-squared quarantine those items.
Prior to that, I got two AVG messages, the ones I have been seeing, usually when I open Windows Explorer:
File Name C:\windows\system32\fkwkvkt.dll
Process name C:\windows\explorer.exe
Process ID 1656
Trojan Horse SHeur2.ACAX
and for that it named a-squared. The name of the program changes most every time.
Thank you in advance,
Edited by CapriSun, 18 June 2009 - 12:44 AM.