Computer is Dell Optiplex, XP, SP2 ,with McAfee security center , Malware bytes , SAS.Spyware Blaster
I have a problem. I am posting in the XP forum because I am not sure if this is malware related.
Yesterday when I went to the computer I noticed it had restarted overnight. I assume this was a Windows update. The only thing I noticed yesterday was that site advisor in lower right was grayed out. Everything else seemed to function normally.
Last evening I updated and did a quick scan with MB. Everything was fine but a box popped up after the scan completed , over the MB box. It said:
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Runtime Error! ( Note: I think it said Runtime Error!)
Program: C:\Program Files\MozillaFirefox \ firefox.exe
-pure virtual function call
I had shutdown all programs prior to the scan. I tried to open firefox from the desktop but it said it was already running I then noticed that firefox still showed in task manager. I used the end process button to stop. Firefox would then open from the desktop.
This morning I thought it wise to do some backing up. My word files backed up ok to a DVD but when I tried to backup Quickbooks it failed. When closing Quickbooks about 1/3 of my desktop icons disappeared. I can still access programs using the Start button.
Tried to back up some photos to DVD but it said insufficient resources ( I think).
Closing this brought back some desktop Icons but not all.
I then did a full scan with MB, Updated last evening Version # 3557, and nothing was found.0 detections on both quick and full scan. After posting this I will do a full SAS scan. I am in hopes that all I need to do is a restart but thought I should do all possible before in case starting is a problem.
Thoughts and advice are appreciated
Edit 11:38 AM Competed Full SAS Scan ( Core 4476, Trace 2294) SAS updated this AM.
SAS only found tracking cookies, 10 items, which seems normal.Quarantined and removed. No other detections.
I will wait for some feed back from my BP friends before trying a restart.
Edited by Nawtheasta, 14 January 2010 - 11:34 AM.