A friend's Compaq Evo N610c laptop, old dog with 528mb ram & XP - I've updated to latest patches & sp3. I'm trying to elim all unnecessary prgms and services.
Last fall, this laptop sent a virus-linked email to everyone in the address book (including me), but since then, nothing more. The owner is a nice lady, but level 0 computer abilities. The AV I installed 18 mon previous had never been updated, etc.
A newly installed copy of Avast found nothing in the full preboot scan.
In prep for the following programs, I disabled both the Zonealarm firewall and the Avast AV.
DeFogger seems to run ok - creates a very short log.
DDS: the colons get approx 1/2 the way to rt hand side, then the computer hard freezes -- no kb, no mouse.
GMER: runs for a few minutes, then hard freezes. The bottom line shows:
Running GMER as a different admin, the computer restarts.
HiJackThis shows a lot of stuff I don't recognize.
Hoping someone can help me throw away the chaff, and debug the poss infection.
Thanks in advance for your help ...
Edited by Blade Zephon, 25 March 2011 - 09:11 PM.
Moved to MRL ~BZ