so last night, i finished my business on my computer, and went soundly to bed thinking everything would be fine. the thunderstorm woke me up, so i figured i'd zone out on youtube or something, only to find that my computer had restarted (of course) in the night, and was now unable to start up correctly because of a problem with the C++ runtime environment.
i restarted it in safe mode and ran rkill, which had successfully helped me stop malware in the past, and its log said it had terminated C:Windowssystem32rundll32.exe. this is generally a good, important file, so i'm confused.
i'm running malwarebytes anti-malware right now, but i was wondering if anyone knew how to fix this? my computer had been behaving a bit strangely after i removed a fake antivirus virus (with the help of rkill) earlier last week, so i'm wondering if this is fallout from that? should i just try system restore?
thanks for your time
also, in the other forum, i saw a post that referenced to this, but my c++ runtime error message made no reference to any particular thing, just that it had to terminate the environment incorrectly (or something to that effect) and my computer could not start up normally.
UPDATE: my scan with malwarebytes didn't find anything, sooooo i'm still looking for assistance.
Edited by elise025, 08 June 2010 - 07:36 AM.
Merged 3 posts to keep postcount zero and moved to Am I Infected, since no logs are posted. ~ Elise