Hi Im new to this forum so please let me know if I get something wrong
I have a dell dimension 5150 running windows xp, never had any probs before (or nothing I couldnt deal with) using zonealarm antivirus and firewall and iobit, adaware and spybot as protection.
Recently I have not been able to download any windows updates either manually or from windows update.... I was advised to uninstall the last update and reinstall....this was net framework service pack 3...so I uninstalled and cannot reinstall.
After this I tried to install an itunes alternative called iphone to pc and everything just went haywire....I uninstalled the program and did a general clean up....but something has gone wrong and I think it maybe a trojan or virus......now I cannot update anything at all on my pc....they all fail with various error codes or no explanation at all...for example adaware just says connection error when I try to update....also cannot scan with adaware it just says it has experienced a problem and closes, zone alarm seems to work but doesnt update properly and I dont trust that its working anymore. My browser keeps being redirected to malware or spyware sites and google searches are redirected to other search engines.
A few uknown programs are asking for internet permisssions or showing up in my startup progs list...these include zbl.exe, ztipub.exe, dwtrig20 and packupdate107_302.....
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling my programs and done vrious google searches (on another computer) but cant find any help with this.
I have done a hijack this scan ...will copy results to here if needed....thank you