Hi everyone, i had an ok windows 8 64bit computer & i think the USB was playing up, where it would ding to say USB stick or HDD was inserted, but nothing appeared & device manager showed a yellow exclamation symbol on one of the USB entries. I later read on the net a reset could fix it & it did (but it sometimes comes back, it's only started in the last week, or since i did the following (i forget which came first, i scanned because of the USB error i think)
I had put in a portable USB HDD & was trying to find out what was on it & i think it didn't show up & only dinged. I scanned it on a linux live disc on a laptop & it only showed some $avg folders (it's one of my gfs old drives, she was unsure what was on it)
anyway, i decided to scan this computer using Malwarebytes Anti malware & then Windows Defender, then Combofix
MBAM found a heap of 'ASK toolbar' 'AskPartnerNetwork' files & entries & removed those
Windows Defender found two entries, on the portable HDD which i also scanned (2 entries, win32/dynamer!ac)(i tink the AVG files mentioned Palevo Worm, as i'd looked that up)Then
I ran Combofix & it found a heap of entries & 'corrected' those
thinsg seemed fine, til i tried to run iViewRipper yesterday & it comes up with the 'A device attached to the system is not functioning' error.
First i thought it was only related to that program, but after researching that it uses .NET 4.5.2 i tried the .NET Framework Setup Verification Utility (which i downloaded just before) and ran that, when it gets to a point & fails with this info -
Actual Data: REGISTRY VALUE FOUND
[12/07/16,04:14:51] Section [Registry - .NET Framework 4.5 (Wow6432Node)] - stop parsing entries
[12/07/16,04:14:51] Processing custom action 'Custom Action - .NET Framework 4.0 test application'
[12/07/16,04:14:51] ExecutablePath = 'Netfx40TestApplication.exe'
[12/07/16,04:14:51] FriendlyName = '.NET Framework 4 test application'
[12/07/16,04:14:51] TimeoutSeconds = '300'
[12/07/16,04:14:51] WaitOnExit = 'true'
[12/07/16,04:14:51] Silent = 'true'
[12/07/16,04:14:51] Launching process 'Netfx40TestApplication.exe' now
[12/07/16,04:14:51] ****ERROR**** CreateProcess failed for 'Netfx40TestApplication.exe' with error code 31 - A device attached to the system is not functioning.
[12/07/16,04:14:51] ****ERROR**** Verification failed for product .NET Framework 4.5.2
I also then read that combofix should be unsinstalled after using it, so i did that too.
I then thought to try other programs, JsonView.exe fails with same error, but many other programs work fine. (puzzlex, vlc, irfanview, EAC, imgburn, utorrent, trader's little helper, games, notepad, 7-zip, CoreTemp. SBSRipper works perfectly fine, but not iViewRipper?)
What could be wrong? (apart from using combofix without supervision O_Q)
thanks for any help