Thanks to Eolath, the bootkit was removed...and now I have sound and the phishing filter does not pop up anymore
He said there was a risk, so I didn't want do really do it. But, I was desperate and didn't think my computer could last a few days before the mods reviewed my logs. So I took a shot. The readmefile is not really specific and detailed, so I had to experiment.
This is what I did for it to work:
First, download the bootkit remover...then extract remover.exe to desktop
1. Press "start" on your taskbar
2. Go to run and type in cmd.exe
3. type in "cd desktop"
4. type in "remover.exe"
5. If it says that there is a unknown bootkit or if there is an infection, type in remover.exe fix PhysicalDrive0
6. Click yes to restart the computer...That's it!
However, when i clicked yes to restart my laptop, it went to the windows booting screen, but it didn't load. So, I just turned it off and turned it back on and now there have been 0 problems. I already restarted the computer twice and everything seems to be OK.
Edit: I can't guarantee you this will work and the mods will probably say that you should probably post the logs and let the mods figure it out. But, if you have these symptoms of no sound and a microsoft phishing filter pop up, and your computer looks like it is getting worse and everything is starting to freeze up...I think it is worth a shot.
Important: my taskbar would freeze in regular windows mode and safe mode didn't work...So I actually got into safe mode by pressing f8 repeatedly right after startup. I went to "repair directory services" and it actually got me into safe mode and the taskbar was working.
I was so frustrated these past two days and I am doing this to help others who might be in this situation.
Edited by sprout4me, 13 July 2010 - 12:17 AM.