My desktop is Windows ME, 128MB, HP (Walmart special), about 4 years old, rarely used since I've gotten the new laptop. The fan is about to go out on it I believe and it's probably using whatever it is (can't remember) that it uses when all your space is taken up over and over. Know what I mean? However, I don't know that for SURE.
Not sure what else you need to know about the pc, just let me know and tell me how to find it.
It has CCleaner, Ad-Aware SE (which won't update: Error retrieving update--yes even after I went and redownloaded it), Spybot S&D, AVG, ZoneAlarm--all of which are updated (except the Ad-Aware).
I ran a Panda Scan online and the results were:
Virus= detected-1, disinfected-1
Spyware= detected-7, disinfected-0
Hacking tools= detected-1, disinfected-0
Dialers= detected-0, disinfected-0
Security risks= detected-0, disinfected-0
Suspicious files= detected-1, disinfected-0
note: the suspicious file is probably my 2wire which is my SBC/DSL...that's the only thing it ever finds on my laptop.
So.....then I tried to boot into Safe Mode to run all my malware programs, but couldn't get the F8 method to work. Can't figure out the other method either.
So I just ran them all in regular mode and the results were:
CCleaner--21.1MB to be removed/19.2 removed
Disk Cleanup--nothing to remove there
Ad-Aware--showed 2 and took care of them
AVG--no virus found BUT, at the end of it, it showed a red X on the icon beside Boot sector of disk C: and said 'reading error' under Result and 'Error' under Status. I clicked on Test results and it shows: 0 viruses, 0 Errors.
Then I ran Panda scan again. Results:
1 hacking tools
1 suspicious files
Am running a Trend Micro Housecall scan right now.....37% finished.
What should I do next? Hijack This??
Hope I haven't forgotten anything....
I appreciate the time you may offer to help me.
PS: What happened to the virus that Panda found--which program took care of it?
Edited by Lily Livered, 13 November 2005 - 09:34 PM.