i've downloaded the process explorer and killed all suspicious processes (none of them were under tsc.exe they were under number sequences). after killing those, malwarebytes is able to run again, but the program ALWAYS closes after exactly 3 seconds.
i've tried re-installing, i've tried renaming, i've tried safe mode, i've tried hjt, ive tried combofix, nothing works.
i found a thread on here that suggested renaming malwarebytes' mbam.exe to winlogon.exe... i did that and it still closed after 3 seconds.
the real problem with that is, the only thing i could run process explorer under was winlogon.exe, but after i tried to run malwarebytes as winlogon.exe its like something locked it up and i can't delete that file. it doesnt delete at uninstall and it won't allow me to manually delete it. so i now, as far as i know, i can't run process explorer if i need to because there's already a winlogon.exe.
other problems symptoms..
1. i can boot in safe mode under the regular user name for my computer, but not the administrator. it just freezes up.
2. i can only boot regularly like 65% of the time. sometimes it will go to load windows and get to the welcome screen then just stop.
running windows xp sp2
if ANYONE can help, it would be greatly appreciated
Edited by tnscott, 17 August 2009 - 11:34 AM.