The important update is for: Security Update Microsoft Silverlight
The 2 optional updates are for: Intel Corp Display HD Graphics 3000 and Bing Desktop
Then, after another 5 minutes, still nothing happened,so I decided to stop and shut down the update and reboot my system. That is where many of my problems began.
At this time, Windows IE no longer works. Firefox barely works, and is very unstable, but I am at least able to post this message to you now for the time being. Initial bootup takes about 3 to 4 times as long as it did before. Shutting down takes about 3 to 4 times as long as before. When I go to check my Windows Live Email account, it comes up, but once I shut it down, I am unable to bring it back online again unless I reboot, and the little 'envelope' icon on the bottom right of the task bar shows that it is still active, but I am unable to open or shut it down from the envelope icon. IE was up for a while today before I posted this to you, but now will not come up. It may come up again after I reboot, but only for a short time before it too crashes again. When the system is running for more than 1/2 hour, It runs extremely slow, takes several minutes to open up files/folders and or other programs. I am intermittently losing internet connectivity while my system is up. Additionally, after initial boot up, it takes about 2 minutes for my system to finally connect to the internet, whereas before I would be online almost immediately when the desktop comes up after the welcome page disappears. All This behavior suggests to me that I very possibly have a virus. I believe that I may have acquired a virus over the weekend as a result of web searching for free tv series viewing on the internet for the Star Trek TNG series. I recall a couple of websites that really hung up when I was trying to view the 1st season, 3rd episode on my system.
My first step to obtain assistance was posting on your Windows 7 forum for help on how to get my Windows 7 update unstuck so that it would properly update. After several reboots I was able to successfully update Windows 7. However, one of the Bleeping Computer Forum helpers suggested that I may be infected. So, first, I made sure my free version of Zone Alarm firewall was updated, and then ensured that my anti spyware was also updated. Next, I ran free version of SuperAntiSpyware anti virus in full scan mode, but it did not find anything. Then, I ran Malwarebytes, and it identified,
""Trojan_Fake_Alert" virus! I removed and quarantined it. I do not run the Malwarebytes or SuperAntivirus in the background, I only use them on a weekly bases to check and delete tracking cookies and, of course, for possible issues when they arise, just so you know. Then, I ran the Old Timer TFC program to get rid of temp files and rebooted. It still took a very long time to reboot. I then disabled my firewall and Spyware Blaster program which is all the security I use, and then attempted to go back to a date last week that I am certain was a good date where there was no downloading etc to recover my system to a good system restore point. But, I get an error message when I try to run it and it does not complete the task. Then, late last night, I ran the online free scan/removal program from ESET. In the morning, it indicated that my system was clean and did not find anything harmful. But, I still have all the aforementioned issues above.
Ran Malwarebytes again and it identified "Trojan.FakeAlert" virus, located in the c:\system volume information\System Restore... Removed and Quarantined again, but system again still has same issues.
Edited by hYlAnDeR~TFC, 14 May 2012 - 11:55 PM.