I sat down at this machine and noticed a "Windows Security Alert" notifying of the firewall being turned off. I attempted to turn it back on, but to no avail. It has been a downward spiral since then of discovering more and more issues. With so many things at once, I assume this is some sort of infection and not everything coincidentally going haywire at once. I've Googled many of the issues independently, but I feel like treating things one at a time isn't going to get to the root of the problem(s). I've tried to include here as much as I can regarding what errors I've received and what I've done...
Windows Firewall alert - "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?"
Yes - "Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service."
CP > Services > start Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) - "Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start."
CP > Network Connections - [blank] but am able to browse with FF (after clearing proxy settings)
CP - Internet Options is not listed
When I open IE I am unable to browse at all. Internet Options is visible, but grayed out and inaccessible.
ipconfig - "This application has failed to start because RASAPI32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."
Malwarebytes will finish installing, but upon trying to run - "Run-time error '53': File not found: shfolder"
I've removed the drive and scanned it as a slave. No significant infections were found (actually found more on the host computer, lol).
I've ran ComboFix, but it didn't seem to make any difference.
I'm at a loss of where to even go from here, short of reinstalling - which we've already backed up essential docs in the case this is necessary. Any help, suggestions, thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Title: *Firewall (hehe, oops...)
Edited by geekofagirl, 01 May 2011 - 09:40 PM.