Hi to all, I've been on this forum quite a few times in the past, and always found solutions from searching through archived topics. This time I need direct help since I've done everything I could. Although this error was discussed here before I have not found a solution that worked on the computer I'm working on. Also in my case the error is most likely due to my tempering with windows settings, and not malware or a virus. Although there was plenty of malware on the computer. I started the day with installing 2gb of RAM on a machine that only had 0.5, that helped a little with the sluggishness and allowed me to do some cleaning. I uninstalled a bunch of toolbars and search engines, then disabled quite a few services. Tried to uninstall Windows Live via 'Add-Remove Porgrams' then manually, somewhere in the process I tried to access IE and discovered I was unable to do so. Ran all the RKill software, still no luck. Good thing I had all that downloaded weeks before. I also started noticing other odd things, most programs on the desktop would not start with double-clicking only with right click/open. Folders and files opened normally. Microsoft Word launched, but MS Paint does not. IE window would either appear for 2-3 seconds then close by itself, or freeze up. I would attempt to close IE with Alt Ctrl Del, a few dumprep.exe's would automatically use up all CPU. Then I tried running Malware Bytes which was also previously installed, again it would only attempt to run with right click/open. It would give me a veriety of error prompts, and would not run, here they are.
'Run-time error '372: Failed to load control 'WebBrowser' from ieframe.dll etc..........
'Run-time error '372: Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx etc..........
one thing that might be a clue, all Rkill runs at the moment are showing this, but no malware
Checking Windows Service Integrity:
* RpcSs => %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss [Incorrect ImagePath]
this never came up on this machine before
I was also able to run ComboFix, but was unable to update it.
Edited by hamluis, 09 April 2013 - 09:16 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.