For almost the last 36 hours, I've been trying to resolve this issue with no success. This is what's happening.
Last week, I had a trojan with fake anti-virus alerts. I had to run Hijackthis so I could updated my Malbytes software and get it to run. I thought I had removed the issue since the alerts stopped showing up.
Two days ago, my computer decided to restart on it's own randomly. I partly thought it was due to the heat wave in my area that we were experiencing, which caused the auto-restart. My computer's always had issues of just shutting down randomly, even when it was brand new, so I didn't think much of it.
Unfortunately, when it rebooted, everything started up as usual except the audio is now not working properly, I'm 90% sure it's the virus blocking it because I always hear Skype booting up with it's sound effects, but nothing else gives out any audio, videos or prompt popups. Which leads into the next issue. My Network Connections are all missing, so I have no internet access.
I was originally Googling for an answer through my phone web access, and now I'm currently at work so I'm trying to write this out.
Thinking that whatever infected me just deleted the drivers, I tried to reinstall, no success. I tried to reinstall the Audio Drivers as well, through Safe Mode. Although it installs properly, no success in making it actually work.
Last night, from my friend's computer, I downloaded Dr. CureWeb (I think this was the name) and had that running. It found one virus, which I had it try to "Cure" it and delete if that failed.
I did notice one other thing that I wasn't familiar with, a new folder named "32788R22WJFW" appeared, I'm not sure where it originated from.
Short of just formatting and starting anew, is there anything that I can do to resolve this issue? I know that I shouldn't have done this in the first place, but I'm currently working off of a 1 TB SATA drive, so I'm trying to avoid formatting.
Right now, as I said, I'm at work so I won't be able to try any methods right away, but I certainly appreciate any attempts and suggestions. I'll be checking periodically until about 1 PM EST.
One other thing to note is that I will not be around this weekend (Memorial Day Weekend) and won't be back until Midday on Monday, but I'll try anything suggested once I return.
Thank you in advance for your time and any assistance you can provide for me!
Edited by Kerokero, 28 May 2010 - 06:23 AM.