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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

My computer was lagging and running slow and I followed the instructions I found on the Internet and on the BC site. Did everything from updating Windows, running anti-spyware (Walwarebytes Anti Malware) and virus scans (ABG)in regular and safe mode, chkdsk, etc., etc. AVG caught a "Trojan Horse Dropper Generic 7.SIF" and I had difficulty removing it so I did a Destructive Reinstall of Windows XP with the disc that came with the computer.

I don't know much about computers but even after the fresh reinstall, I could see that there were settings that just didn't look right and had been altered:

1. The System Restore was turned Off;
2. The Remote Access was turned On;
3. In Control Panel>Internet Options>Security, I noted that certain settings were altered. For ex., in the "Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, Restricted Sites" I saw that the "Launch Unsafe Application and Files" was Enabled. I am not experienced enough to know what half of these settings are, but I am guessing that this shouldn't be allowed;
4. In the Firewall, the WEBFramework and UPnP Framework were Unblocked for "Any Computer."

I have Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002, SP 3. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - EileenNOLA

Edited by hamluis, 21 January 2013 - 04:58 PM.
Moved from XP to Am i Infected - Hamluis.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

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