And it's been good to me. For the most part.
But my computer before this had always been kind of funky. Do strange things, receive lots of pacets (not /sending/ lots of packets though, which is what I would think would be going on if it were a bot-zombie), and have crashes, useless processes running.
I installed this same version of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 just a few days ago, and backed up all my stuff from my WinVista onto an external drive. Installed, did what I needed to do, re-installed some programs and copy-pasted the others over from the external. However, it's been ... I don't know. I was over at a friend's for a LAN party last night, and while we were about to launch WarCraft 3, it said my FrozenThrone.exe had some kind of trojan in it. I called my brother, and he mentioned having the same thing. I scanned my external, and the version on the external had it too. I ran a full scan of AVG, Threatfire, Spybot S&D, and none of them came up with anything, aside from AVG's quarantining of the FrozenThrone.exe upon open. And now, this morning, several games I had installed for the LAN that were working just perfectly fine all last night, crash before they get to the title screen. My sent / received packet ratio was 1:30 when I woke up after crashing for the night, and after I disabled my adapter to run the scans, three hours later it's still 1:7 and climbing. I have no idea what's going on.
Now then. That said. I'm a fairly smart guy, and I clean it up as best I can whenever I can, have various protective etc things running. I pay attention to my machine, it's important that it be fit and functioning. I have a light-moderate knowledge of how things work, but the industry started moving too fast for me a few years ago, and I'm only, what, 20? So I rely a fair deal on programs to keep things on the straight, and yet.. Sometimes I just am not sure how much faith I can put in programs to really, really do their jobs correctly; there are limits to what scripting can accomplish and how effective it can be in dynamic situations. So, I'm here.
Unfortunately, RootRepeal is not compatible with x64 systems and DDS does not know how to handle Win7. Both of which I understand are a large part of the resources upon which you draw to examine problems. Not sure what you want me to do there, any suggestions or requests feel free to make them and I'll shoot back to you pretty quickly, I'm on break from college for the next 10 days or so. I'll post the HJT log, for now.