Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:28 PM
As the topic states, thats whats happening. Every 5-20 minutes i'll get a new task start in my task manager that all begin with 'win' followed by 4-6 randomly generated letters. I can close them just as soon as they pop up, but it doesnt change anything. Doing a search for the file name while its running leads me to my Windows Temp Folder. It also creates a Prefetch with the same name, and gets ip enabled access in my HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\authorizedapplications\list
Only one can ever pop up at a time, and they generally cap out at 4,500kb memory usage. As soon as the first one popped up in my task manager, my Sygate firewall refuses to startup. My online games dont start past the hackshield anymore either. And my media player, Media Player Classic, when I try to run it, sometimes it will pull up an error message saying "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library. Runtime Error! Program: C:\P... R6002 - Floating point support not loaded" This problem with my media player sorts itself out when I reinstall it, but after a few hours and I try to open it, the error appears again. Also, instead of another win[random].exe starting up, sometimes my Notepad.exe and Telnet.exe will open and close some 20-30 times within 3 minutes in my task manager, but not the actual programs themselves.
Aside from all of that, nothing seems to be wrong. Sure, my online games wont run anymore, and I get random .exe files every little while starting from my Temp Folder, but thats it. No system crashes or abrupt program closes.
Im running on Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
Ive tried google searches, but I cant find anything else 100% like what I have. Any suggestions would be helpful, since ive become largely annoyed with it.