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#1 dj4761

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:35 PM

When I boot up my pc, it takes about 2 or 3 minutes before I get my desktop icons, I get a warning "Windows has closed a Generic Host Process for Win32" and the theme is classic mode and I get limited connectivity. I went into services and I noticed Themes hasn't started even though it's set for automatic.

I scanned my system with malwarebytes and it didn't pick anything up but when I scanned it with avast, I picked up a rootkit in C:/Windows/Temp called svchost.exe. I'm currently running a scan with GMER and waiting to see if anything comes up there.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/320889/virus-disabled-sound-and-internet-connection-also-windows-classic-display-for-windows-xp-desktop-help/, moved to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 01 June 2010 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:02 PM

Hello please post that GMER log.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:38 PM

Thanks, just got the notification, but I decided to reformat the computer.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for letting us know.
Please take a few minutes to read our quietman7's excellent Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:,in post 17. :thumbsup:
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