OS: windows xp, sp2
Problems on my computer:
Number of functions and services not working:
-restore impossible; message: "restore will not protect your computer restart your computer and launch restore"
-Start button gone from task bar (the task bar is present and functions though) in normal mode. In safe boot mode, it ("start" button & menu) is present and works, however, I cannot seem to activate my firewalls (xp or Avguard), my only safety left is a router.
-No Ctrl+C or V or drag and drop available.
-No "search" available (in explorer, clicking on the "search" button brings the side column, but it remains empty and blue)
-minimize window impossible, windows are closed instead (in normal mode. In safeboot, minimize works)
On the net, tried to use kapersky scanner online, to no avail: first loading of the program fine, then DL of the updates: fine only the first 20% then firefox starts gently lagging to finally reach the fabsolumintastic rate of 1Kb/s where kapersky finally gives up on me (timed out, would you believe that! at 97% of the total files, I call that mean and petty!I was only an hour or two away from finishing my DL, don't they remember what DL was like in the eighties and early nineties? pff!)
Anyway, the strange thing is that it was only firefox which was lagging like mad (gobbling 50% of my ressources with nothing else running on an amd athlon xp 4200+ and 2 gigs of ram); browsing my computer in the meantime was no problem.
Tried to bypass the problem with IE, couldn't get to the scanner page (Click on "online scanner" button, nothing happens (properties on the page indicates a script error) although the file scanner on the same page works fine. ([Repel paranoia mode=1])
Specifically in the control panel:
- Network and connections page blank
- Xp firewall service cannot be started (no reason given)
- printers page blank
- scanner and cameras page blank
- sound equipment gone
- In admin tools, all services present, however:
In services: the page opens on extended tag, window contents: blue background, no info. Services are listed under the standard tag but cannot be opened
Same problem with events viewer, I get the list, but no popup window with information
As a matter of fact, most popup functions seem dead on the entire computer (i.e. in device manager)
Jotti scan done and CP secure found trojan.W32.Qhost.ajh
Permanent link at:
ZHP helper identified a malware called UFO.exe which is lodged in the registry, it's apparently a usb key source infection, here is the path:
However, the exe in itself is nowhere to be found.
It comes and goes, I used jv16 powertools 2009 and it cleaned it up temporarily (the thing reappeared the next morning)
So as you may see, I need help (w/ my computer, the rest I can assume, well, maybe...)
Because I have no idea what I should do about this and if I could avoid a format C:, I'd be a very happy camper
BTW, thank you Boopme for your patience, advice and support...It helps...
attached: the DDs.txt and attach.txt
Edited by Orange Blossom, 09 August 2009 - 07:39 PM.