Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:34 AM
I am running Windows XP. Just before Christmas I installed software for a kid's camera (Vivitar's Freelance 2.1 MP) and then for a Gigaware Digital Photo Keychain. (I don't think the camera install caused problems but am mentioning it just in case.) Once the keychain was charged, it had me reboot to finish installing software. (Note: The reboot was not mentioned in the instruction book. It gave me the impression that all the necessary software was kept on the keychain). After the reboot, plugging in the keychain resulted in a serious error where I had to reboot. This happened two more times. After finding out that the store would only give me store credit, I tried it one more time. This time the keychain worked (the computer didn't stop working and cite a serious error as the reason). I thought all was well. I turned the computer off for the holidays. Yesterday I turned it on. It started up with a serious error, telling me to reboot. It indicated that this is not serious if I have not seen the message before. Of course I have seen it before, but I rebooted. All is working fine on this boot. However, now I'm worried about what is going on. I thought I would uninstall whatever the keychain installed but it's not clear in the "Add or Remove Programs" box what was installed. The program "ffdshow [rev2527]" may have been, but I'm not sure. (It could have come with the camera.) I tried to search on the internet as to what this keychain installed, but I'm not getting anywhere there either. I'm considering going back to a restore point, but before I do so I thought I'd see if anyone here had any thoughts.
I use McAfee. I also have Spybot, Ad-Aware, and Malwarebytes.
Thank you for any help that you can provide.