Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:52 AM
Had Zonelarm Suite trial, trial ran out so installed Avira (left ZA for the firewall). Right away Avira found what it thought was a worm in a .dll, so tried repair=wouldn't , tried quarantine=no, so finally had to rename, but i didn;t write down the .dll. So I look and my internet/network has a problem (and cannot connect/renew IP). PC very slow, svchost.exe is at 99%. Sound is working but if you try to adjust the volume in windows (or try to play winamp,etc) it says to install a soundcard (it is an onboard soundcard SMAX). Network is onboard (Marvell Yukon). So i uninstall Zonealarm, so i can install just the firewall, but problem still there (and of course zonealarm won't install because it never uninstalls). So i take out the Avira too since it seemed to start it. Problem still there of course. HAve run Adaware (fairly up to date = few days) and Sophos Antivirus (not updated), Spyhunter (updated few days ago), XoftSpy (few days updated), and that's all i had. Have disabled and re-enabled network card to no effect.
So the big starting problem is NO INTERNET, so i can not scan anything. Nor can i send any output anywhere to see what is wrong. Everything has to be done manually. I will try ProcessExplorer tonight (i RAR'ed it onto 2 disks) to see what is running in svchost.exe . Any more ideas? Thank you!