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Taskbar changing color, no sound device, svchost.exe taking huge chunks of memory

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#1 SalernoC


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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:06 PM


The system starts fine, after a few minutes the task bar changes to grey, internet explorer menu bar turns black and tabs disappear. System speed slows to a halt and checking Task manager shows svchost.exe eating up the most memory (more than 200,000K)

I have tried AdAware, Norton, spywareS&D, Combofix and MalwareBytes. MalwareBytes and combofix both crash windows in regular or safe mode.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 17:08:19 on 2011-09-09
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3549.1997 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Norton Security Suite *Disabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\comcasttb\ComcastSpywareScan\ComcastAntiSpyService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\myAgtSvc.Exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Professional 5\PDFProFiltSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop D