I don't know if this is a virus or not, or if I need tech. help or a priest to exorcise the ****** thing.
PROBLEM:Whatever I do in a day,empt the waste basket,delete or update programmes, (including new Firefox and Opera 10), re-work desktop or re-partion etc., etc. When I shut down the computer, and restart again -all the new work has disappeared. Everything is back to the day before. One small clue perhaps - the firefox add - in download side panel always clears back to 24th May2009
I've looked at the files back to this date, but can find nothing
I have used c.c. cleaner, spybot, A2(Emsi - very good, but not good enough) .I have tried to make a new restore point, both via normal Microsoft way, and then with combofix. Both accept it and say OK.
Gone to visit Elvis when I switch off and then on again! I also empty the recycle files at the same time as I empty the waste paper basket. I even used 'Secure Evidence Scrubber' on one programme -three times- to see if I could kill it off. Said OK, but the cat came back!
I tried SysProt today, which kindly showed possible rootkits in red. I just don't have sufficient knowledge, or courage to delete them and make things worse. (How could things possibly get any worse???).
Please help. In my family, only the dog is still friendly, and even he is beginning to slink off when he sees me going to the computer. I'm English, living in Germany. I'm sure they would help here - if I could communicate!Please help.
P.S: Probably something extra, but from time to time, I get striations on the monitor screen, together with swathes of red whenever I try to move a programme box out of the way. Only happened 2 or 3 times in as many months - mostly disappears after a virus scan.
I will be eternally grateful -and amazed if you can help. Badger3782[post="Security > Am I infected? What do I do?"]XPPro/3
Lose all my new work whenever I switch computer 'off and on' again[/post]
Edited by Badger3782, 29 July 2009 - 02:05 PM.