I also ran Trend Micro's RootkitBuster, which found nothing.
Another symptom is that text files seem to take a bit too long to open.
Windows Defender finds "Trojan: Win32/Vundo.gen!AN", says it removes it, then wants a reboot... but is ineffective in removing the infection.
Some programs I have in the Startup folder (PrintKey, FreeClip, TaskMgr) don't start on boot, and another auto-start, DVD43, sometimes doesn't start. "Cleverkeys" loads on boot as it should.
I usually get a system error soon after startup - "Services and Controller app has encountered a problem and needs to close. (etc.)". and today, for the first time, that error forced a reboot.
The system has strange behavior when booting into Safe Mode with no networking: The window that advises you that you're going into Safe Mode keeps re-appearing. After clicking it, the icons display, then shortly thereafter they disappear and that dialog box re-appears. This happens ad-nauseam. When Safe Mode booting WITH networking, this doesn't happen.
RootKitRevealer found one reg entry with a data mismatch and one with access denied.
My system is WinXP Pro SP3, fully updated.
Thanks for any help.
Edited by vtsd, 12 August 2009 - 09:44 PM.