I recently inherited an old computer from my mother. It's a windows XP (32 bit) I was hoping to give it upgrade, but it turns out Trojan viruses are slowing it down. Whatever it is, it doesn't allow any security/defense programs to run.This includes malwarebytes(chameleon included) and all versions of RKill, no matter the name.
It doesn't appear to do anything other than slow the computer down at first glance, however when shutting the computer off several prompts come up along with what i assume to be popup ads in internet explorer (they never fully load before the computer shuts off). The prompts read something similar to: "____.exe could not initialize as windows is shutting off" LOT'S of these come up with different titles, (dllhost, ctfmon, notepad, they load too fast to read) while these are actual things located in windows, I also think it's a possibility that the viruses named themselves after these to avoid getting caught by any defense programs.
I'm not very experienced in computers, and I've never had to deal with a virus before, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 06 February 2016 - 06:58 PM.
Inaccurate comment removed, now in correct section.