Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
I am running Windows XP SP3 (fully patched) on a PC and have lately noticed a copy of bcdedit.exe in folder C:\WINDOWS\Temp which has made me a little suspicious that I may have inadvertantly picked up some malware. This file seems to be modified on every boot judging by the file's properties.
Until recently I used ZAISS for protection, with regular on-demand scans using MalwareByes and SpyBot, and haven't had a virus for many years. I have recently changed to PrivateFirewall with Avast Free AV which seem to be working well together and I wonder whether the appearance of bcdedit.exe in the WINDOWS Temp folder may be linked to these installs.
I've searched online with no luck apart from a response in German (http://www.trojaner-board.de/146341-bcdedit-exe-c-windows-temp.html) which appears to indicate bcdedit's OK in C:\WINDOWS\Temp - but I'm not convinced. There's nothing on the Avast nor PrivateFrewall forums either.
I have run scans with Avast, TDSSKiller, ASWMBR, MalwareBytes and GMER but they've found nothing.
Anyhow,I've run DDS (as instructed) and can provide the log file. Could you please check whether there appears to be anything untoward with my machine?
Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum with DDS log edited out of original topic. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 28 December 2013 - 02:32 PM.