Problem began when system would not boot. Boot in safe mode and boot would stop at ISAPNP.sys. Removed hard drive and slaved to another machine. SATA drive. Copied over critical files. Put hard drive back in original machine and it booted without problem.
However, all web searches were being redirected to a random advertising site. For example, searching for dogs on google would show a list of dogs sites, click on one and was redirected to a random site that might advertise viagra. We could go to google and bing but not to any of the sites they produced.
Ran hijackthis and removed references to redirecting IP addresses. We are now able to navigate the web ok.
However, still not able to go into system restore - receive this message when attempting to do so. "System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore, contact your domain administrator."
When attempting to install an program such as Comodo Internet Security it will begin the installation and start to register the kernels and then fail and back out of the installation process.
On startup we are told that DLCCtime.dll fails.
Internet Explorer and Firefox will navigate web pages. Chrome will not. Have downloaded and reinstalled Chrome. Just says loading when attempting to go to any page.
We are attaching a hijackthis log file of the current configuration.
Primary desire is to clean whatever bad things might be on the system and then install sometime of anti-virus program. The machine does not have anything now and we do not have a preference as to what we use.
Thank you for any suggestions and help.
EDIT: Moved from XP forum to more appropriate Malware Removal Logs forum ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2010 - 10:28 AM.