My Vista machine is moribund. It no longer talks to the internet. Many applications will not launch. An attempt to launch some applications will think for a minute and then return without launching anything. Other applications will launch after about 10 minutes or so.
I have read the preparation guide that instructs posters to post dds logs. I have read the instructions at the top of this forum that says not to post dds logs. I have dds logs but will keep them to myself pending further instructions.
The machine in question had the FBI MoneyPak virus. I was able to fight through that with safe mode to the point of being able to boot up and access the machine in normal mode. For a while the machine seemed to behave ok. But I am convinced that infection, or some other infection remains because the behavior of the machine has degraded steadily. The last thing it did was forget the file extension - launch application associations. It now attempts to open .txt files with Paint.
msconfig Startup tab has the entry:
this entry has the command:
The location of regmonstd was in my personal startup folder. The target b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe in not in the target Temp folder and does not appear to exist on the machine. The target Temp folder does contain many <randomNumber>.od files and many CVR<randomNumber>.cvr files.
I disabled the entry in my msconfig Startup list.
Please let me know what should be my first move.
Thank you for any help.