1. Cause = 14 year old downloading music (and probably other things he's never going to admit to).
2. Effect = computer incredibly slow (takes a full minute to type a simple sentence).
FF quit loading.
AVG self destructed.
Bought ZoneAlarm AntiVirus. It's been deactivated and even ZA tech support can't help. They sent me here.
ZoneAlarm will not update. Says it can't find server. Cannot manually update.
Windows Defender, deactivated. Manually installed updates, it scanned and found nothing.
IE7 is working but searches redirect to advertising for irrelevant things.
FF uninstalled and reinstalled still doesn't work. Uninstalled again.
Error messages on start up, "ZoneAlarm needs updating," and the most consistent, "Netwaiting.exe can't start because BVRPDIAG.dll is missing."
Shut down errors, "Windows Defender is not responding," and then after selecting 'End Now' it stays on the shutting down screen until I hold down the on/off button.
The last thing I did was download updates for CCleaner and cleaned house. Now the machine won't even boot past the Welcome screen. Currently I'm running MalwareBytes in safe mode . . . again.
I firmly believe there's a special place in hell for the developers of these trojans and I do hope the businesses who advertise this way go down and out hard.
Edited by hamluis, 03 November 2010 - 04:28 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.