Firstly, thanks for being here. Until last week I had never heard of you and a colleugue suggested I use Combofix and you all have appeared along with it! Thanks, anyway.
Right, the problem is that I don't know exactly what the problem is.....! My pc has Avira Anti-Virus, paid for full installation, and up-to date every day. I also run SpyBot and MBAM, both up-to-date and run every week, usually on a Sunday when I can walk away and let them run themselves.
Nothing has showed up on them today when I ran them.
The reason for my concern is that my pc has been running slower than normal, noticeably so in the past week. It is a powerfull hand-built (by an IT Guy) piece of kit that I have used for the past 18 months with absolutely no problem - it's faster than I can think most of the time..!
This afternoon, I was using Outlook and typing an email when I looked up and found half of the words missing, the letters were there but the first 2/3 and the last 2/3 were missing (I type head down so I didn't spot it straight away) Weird, I thought. Then I deliberately changed the batteries in my wireless keyboard but it continued behaving erratically. I would attempt to type but the cursor would not produce the letter. I would hit the key 6 times and finally a letter would appear, then I would commence to type and only some of the letters would appear. Weirder and weirder.
At this point I noticed that just about everything was running slow; opening an internet browser (I use IE8 + Safari + Google Chrome - depending on what I'm doing at the time) and I noticed that they were sort of hanging around when opening, not fast at all, and closing them, they were a lot slower than I'm used to. They were also 'hanging' whilst surfing, being very slow to open sites (IE8 certainly is anyway which is why I use the other two - they are both lightening fast compared to IE8)
So, to cut a long story short, as I had the spare time and as I was so concerned, I downloaded combofix and ran it. I did this after running all the other anti-virus as listed above.
I have the results - the log - but havn't a clue what it's telling me.
Can someone please take a look at the log and tell me if there is anything there that I need to take care of..??
One thing I can tell you is that after running combofix my pc appears to be back to normal (Yippee!!) I'm typing this as fast as I can and all is well, my wireless internet came back no problem as did all the other systems, so I don't think there is any residual problem, but I cannot be sure.
I have attached the log with this post (I hope thats correct??)
Edited by hamluis, 06 October 2010 - 03:04 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Malware Removal Logs ~ Hamluis.