Well, for one, what do I do? I'm still using those, have a hijack this log posted, and have used a couple of the programs listed on that forum. Still gettting tons of stuff>.< I don't know, a thought in the back of my mind, I haven't had this one long enough to get anything much onto it. Could I just back up my pictures and stuff, find my reformat disc and do that to get all of the bad stuff off of here, or would that just push it farther into hiding? Also, for someone who has never done that with a computer before, would it be too much work, and(dumb question ) would it just leave windows stuff on there, would it restore the computer to the manafacturer's settings, or would it delete Everything, meaning I'd have to have windows reinstalled completely onto the computer?
Also, a couple of things I'm uncertain on: Spybot found(a couple of times) a program called command manager(something like that anyway) and tried to delete it, but couldn't. It was on my add/remove programs list for a bit, but vanished after teh first time I ran spybot. Is there any way to check to see if it is still on there since spybot is not finding it anymore, or should I assume that spybot deleted it? Also, does anyone know anything about WildTangent? I am pretty sure it did not come with my computer, and spybot has flagged it as being bad one time. It took it off, but when I asked my boyfriend to remove it once bvefore(took spybot a couple of times to not be able to find it) he said it wasn't bad. Now I know I didn't install that myself, so is it a bad program, like spybot says, or is it harmless like my boyfriend says? Also, there are a couple of things I don't recognise in my add/remove list. One is a program called Sonic Encoders, by Sonic Solutions, one is Enhanced Browser Overlay, which I am pretty sure I've taken OFF a coupel of times after seeing it on a spybot list, and the last is Viewpoint Media Player. I don't remember installing any of those, and cannot remember if they came with my pc or not. Should I remove any of them(and if so do they respond to the uninstaller) or leave them?
EDIT: Oops, forgot to add. I'm really paranoid about this. My old HP used to run pretty well, I got into something with it(search engine woes. wasn't even searching for anything bad, just clicked the wrong link looking for info on something...) and then once it got infected it basically died. It never ran nearly as well again. This one has gone from being lightining fast(for me anyways) to laging like no other when I'm trying to start up/run more than one program etc. Just like the old one started out doing. I'm pretty sure I didn't get everything off of the old one, but at the time I just assumed it was due to age. Now this one is doing that... Also, the past few times I've started up I got these messages:
RUNDLL, Error lpading w3452a06.dll, The specific module could not be found
Luiz08, Run-time error '5':, Invalid procedure call or argument
The commas are line breaks, the first part is the header of the window that popped up to tell me that. Are they from some sort of bug that a virus has caused, or are they from a virus that has been partially deleted? Also, in avg, should I just be moving viruses to the vault, or deleting them altogether? And lastly, should I try to get the names of a lot of the popups that are appearing on my pc/the names of junk that the bot programs are finding and post them here?
Edited by Gilraen Took, 07 October 2006 - 02:14 AM.