07-16-2009 08:18 AM
07-16-2009 12:28 PM - edited 07-16-2009 12:33 PM
07-16-2009 01:43 PM
Ok, family is out to Harry Potter.
Update: I unchecked the two blanks spaces and "19432504" and restarted in normal Windows XP mode. Security Configuration appeared stating Windows was in Diagnostic or Selective Start up Mode. It asks me to choose Normal Windows startup and start Windows normally to stop the warning, which will appear every time Windows starts. Then, System Configuration Utility appears. I get an Windows error message asking me to send a report. Background is normal (Startgate SG-1)and N360 loads with a 238 warning and an alert that SONAR failed to load. "System Security 2009" doesn't appear and override N360.
However, the "Folder Options" is missing from "Tools" menu in "My Computer." All that is listed is "Map Newtork Drive," Disconnect Network Drive" and " Synchronize."
Will check back in 2 hours. However, with the family here, there maybe some time between posts as there was yesterday.
07-16-2009 01:55 PM - last edited on 07-16-2009 02:36 PM by MikeLee
System Security doesn't appear good the random numbers entry in the startup was it. though you may still have that wallpaper, but for now that's Ok
You are right clicking My Computer.
Go into My Computer sp you can see you drives listed etc. Folder options is here
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07-16-2009 02:43 PM
Soon I will be going out for a tiny bit of time,
So if you still have no folder options, System Security is dormant for now)
You have no Task Manager, Folder Options can you use the run feature and type regedit just to see if it works??
This may be the next thing to fix
We will get to the Rootkit down the track, yo have at least 2 infections that complement each other in blocking removal..................
07-16-2009 04:00 PM
I rechecked and there's no "Folder Options"
I'm unable to run "regedit.' I get a message that "Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator."
A note on this. Previously, this was my sister's computer, until she got a notebook, and we both had accounts on it. I kept her account on it in case she needed to access it for whatever reason. On June 6, 2009, Windows XP crashed on start up ( just as the background appeared). A Windows reload failed and I had to do "Destructive" (as it was called) reformat. Windows XP and the programs on the computer were overwritten and re-installed, but the all data was saved. During the process, I renamed the comp, (assume) I made myself administrator, etc and I assumed I was the sole account user as I went straight to Windows XP during startup. However, when I go to safe mode, my old account appears along with HP Administrator with the old icons for my sister's and mine. The current folders in "Documents and Settings" are my original folder, "Application Data," "All Users" my current adminstrator folder, a folder with a variation of my administrator folder with truncated name and "~,"'s what seems to be my sister's folder when she was administrator called "HP_Adminstrator" (this is a HP computer) that has all her data, and a folder simply called "Administrator." When I originally attempted to download "DDS" and "Process Killer" in safe mode and the other times before then before I realized it, I had gone into my original account, instead of the HP_Administrator and downloaded them. Realizing my mistake when they didn't appear on the desktop, I went back and logged on HP_Administrator, downloaded them and they appeared, etc. Both programs appear in my current adminstrator folder in desktop. However, when I check the folder named "Administrator" and go to Desktop, the only things listed are "DDS" and Kill Process."
I don't know if any of the information is revelant, but I just want to provide as much as possible, just in case.
This is my third experience with virus or malware that has cause problems with computers I've owned. My first was one of the first Word macro virus, which my university snatched for their computer science department to experiment with in their labs. The second was with one of my college roommates screaming at 2 AM in the morning that my computer had crashed and Norton Utilities had frozen attempting to remove a virus when he was writing a term paper. Given the time of day, I did a reformat and full system re-install, which is 1996, meant everything was wiped. That was my fear here. That I would have to do a complete reformat, which I don't know is possible given the above experience.
07-16-2009 04:52 PM
Download this small program http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~crutches/RRT/
and have it enable all
may have to restart the PC for the changes to take effect, I don't know
Oh are you able to run Hijackthis now??