Vista security and infection issue
Posted: 11-18-2008, 07:51 PM
let me start off by saying this problem is just killing my braincells. i
have read your forums for quite some time now and, well, i needed to
join because im just at a total loss to whats going on, and nothing on
google or yahoo has shown up.
Friend calls me while im at work, and says, whats up with rundll32
error. from my experience especially since i have spybot adaware avg and
other things that i trim my pc with. I simply remark oh thats usually a
messup with the display card or a small dll error (it was more technical
than that). I go home slick close error and i think all is fine. I didnt
bother getting up on the pc and doing scans and all that jazz nor did i
have the time. Now here are the issues that came just a day after.
i can open generic sites such as yahoo or google. I try to access any
anti-virus site and i get some 'http 20' (http:///?20) type error. Or
sites like majorgeeks i get the same. I do a web search via yahoo,
google, and any link i click opens up a new window and takes me to some
random site, about 3 or 4 in total before finally resting on one site
but it like hops all on its own in that window.
Spybot: Will no longer run, keeps getting rundll32 error over and
over, and i get rundll32 error over and over even when im not doing
anything on the pc
firefox: will not even load up
My pictures, my videos and certain other folders have been 'locked'
out, and controll panel or chkdsk all create errors or they fail to
start upon boot up like i tell them too. Windows restore is broke as
well, even though the recovery drive shows 5gigs used, it will always
say no recovery spot to look at. And i think my admin password was
i thought this would fix it, nope safe mode nothing runs either its
basically the above problem with worse graphics
Things i have tried. AVG runs but finds nothing or if it does find
something its tracking cookies, spybot wont run so thats a dead horse,
HiJackThis, i have run but wont uninstall some things, windows defender
found one item removed it but didnt fix any of my problems, i have used
various other software from days of old when i was a part time pc tech
but those are old programs (though they found one or two each). Regedit
doing manual removal.
one thing that is consistent is antivirus2009 pops up everynow and then
which i know is a virus type program and i have tried various ways to
remove all without success.
My only option IMO, is to buy a new hard drive, and reinstall vista, i
cant really reinstall on that drive because i just have to many files
from pictures to 3d modelling type files that i use as a hobby, and
countless other files i just cant afford to 'loose' with a fresh install