Possible rootkit.0access infection
Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:25 AM
Your option to leave what you have installed or try alternatives
Anyways, you could still try the following
See if it makes any difference
Have your Windows XP CD ready, in case your asked for it
Go to START>>RUN>>Type in
Note the single space after sfc
Hit Enter, this will check your system for corrupt/missing files
When it's done reboot the computer
Back in Windows: download and save to desktop
Dial-A-Fix from the following location
After you have it saved to desktop, Extract the folder within to your desktop
Open the Dial-A-Fix folder and double click on DialaFix.exe icon
Don't worry if you get an "Unable to determine your version of IE....." message, and it goes on asking to email them, just ignore it
and click OK
Click on the TOOLS (the hammer icon) on the bottom, then highlight "Flush DNS"
Hit GO>>OK the prompt
Then select "Repair Permissions" and hit GO
Verify running secedit.exe>>you may be prompted twice
When done, click the CLOSE button once on bottom right
Select the GREEN check, this will select all options
Then hit the GO
Verify that your Date/time is correct, click OK to continue
You will eventually get to the point of it Registering >> Explorer/IE/OE/Shell/WMP
and more than likely get about 12 error messages as eg...
"Error 127, etc, etc,etc....."
Again, ignore those error messages by click OK
When Dial-A-Fix is complete, click EXIT
Open MyComputer and right click on your C: drive
Select Properties>>TOOLS>>"Check Now" under 'Error Checking'
Select both options then click START
You should be prompted to schedule to run on startup, OK this and reboot your computer
Error checking should start on startup, this can take awhile, let it finish
Back in Windows
You can run error checking on your other drives in MyComputer, you won't be prompted to run on startup
When done, run Disk Defragmenter tool on your drives
Located in START>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System tools>>Disk Defragmenter
When done, reboot one last time
See if that is any help
Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:35 PM
I'll try your suggestions Wednesday morning.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:52 AM
I did check Add Remove after each step on your list.
It was running at about 2 minutes each time until after I ran error checking on the C: drive.
No errors popped up while running error checking but it must have fixed some problem
that the drive was having.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:00 PM
My linux box does it's own kind of check auto every 30 startups
If everything is running fine
Go ahead and delete dial-a-fix
Java installs a Quick Starter service after every update to run on startup, it really isn't necessary
You can disable it, your option
In Windows Control Panel, open the Java icon
Click on the ADVANCED tab>>Miscellaneous and uncheck Quick Starter
You should reboot to set it, but instead do the following
To properly remove OTL.exe, double click to run it and click the CLEANUP button
When it's done, it should prompt to reboot your computer
That should do it
Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:27 AM
Thanks you very much for all your help. That's two times now you have gotten me out of a jam.
I will be making a donation.