I currently do not have ANY security protection installed
This could be causing all, or most, of your problems.
Any number of infections could be causing the problems, you are describing.
I suggest you download an Antivirus program, immediately, then run these online scans:BitDefenderhttp://housecall.trendmicro.com/TrojanScan
After scanning, disconnect from the internet, and install your Antivirus.
Reconnect, and update
Several good, free, Antivirus programs can be found in our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
Personally, I use AVG Free
I also have run a current scan with Hijack this, which brings up quite a bit, but not sure what to do with it all.
Unless you have been trained in the use of HJT, you should never attempt to fix anything using it, until someone who is experienced at reading the log outputs, has a chance to review it.
Fixing the wrong items can make your computer unbootable.
Removing entries in HJT before the problem is properly identified, and correct removal instructions posted, can make the problem undetectable to other detection and removal tools.
Hijack this should only be used to clean up the entries left behind, after you have properly removed the offending program, file, trojan, worm, hijacker, etc. And this usually requires help.
After you have run your scans, and installed your Antivirus, I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.Once you post your log, don't make any changes to your system, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it more difficult to properly clean your system.
Read Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log
. Please read, and follow, all directions carefully!!!If the steps, prior to the posting of a HijackThis log don't eliminate the problem:
Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum
, >at this link<
. Do not
, post it in this topic.Do not
, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please
, be patient, as these people are volunteers. They will help you, as soon as possible
Once you have made the post, please
, DO NOT
make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies
. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply
. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
Edited by tg1911, 09 February 2007 - 11:57 PM.