I have a computer... obviously lol lets start with the specs:
Windows XP Professional
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
Dual Monitor Display - Nvidia Graphics Card
Two DVD Drives
As for the suspicious behavior:
Icons intermittently not showing
overall system slowness
When i logged onto the computer the other day i noticed the start button had wingdings like characters in it. Also when i right clicked a file the copy option was totally replaced with wingdings type characters. After a reboot this went away. I proceeded to run a Malwarebytes scan and Norton Endpoint Protection Scan both of which came back clean. I examined the process list with process explorer and didn't find anything unusually.
This seems to me like virus or malware activity but other than the symptoms i cannot find any solid evidence that this is whats occuring. Could this be a piece of hardware failing? I should also mention that this computer had previously been infected with a fake anti-virus program, It has been some time since this occurred. I do not know what steps were taken to remove that virus (as i was out of the office and someone else fixed it), only that it was "completely" removed.
Edited by hamluis, 18 July 2011 - 11:43 AM.
Movrd from XP to Am I Infected.