I am sorry I wasn't of more help but I do not think it's Malware at this point.
Here are the links to a few other forums that may be more geared towards software issues.
http://discussions.virtualdr.com/forumd ... forumid=71
Great news !
Your log now appears to be clean.
Lets do a few things to tidy up.
Please do these in the order I suggest!
we have set your computer to see all files and folders we must reprotect them.
UNDO SHOW ALL FILES
click on the My Computer
Select the Tools
menu and click Folder Options
After the new window appears select the View tab
in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
the checkbox labeled Show hidden files and folders.
the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
Press the Apply button and then the OK .
Now many important files are safe.
Download and install CCleaner
: Starting with v1.27.260, CCleaner installs the Yahoo Toolbar as an option which IS checkmarked by default during the installation
. IF you do NOT
want it, REMOVE the checkmark
when provided with the option .
If you use either the Firefox or Mozilla browsers, the box to uncheck for Cookies is on the Applications tab, under Firefox/Mozilla.
Now open the program and click on Run Cleaner
( Do not use the Issues block to clean anything with this program. It is for experts only and it is risky
You may opt out of cleaning cookies. If you clean them alls you will have to do is retype names and passwords for places you visit on the net 1 time.
If you use either the Firefox
or Mozilla browsers
, the box to uncheck for Cookies is on the Applications tab, under Firefox/Mozilla
I clean all my cookies out from time to time. It's not that big a deal if you remember passwords.
Please create a 'clean' System Restore Point:
The reason for doing this is in case you need system restore you don't put back all we just took out.
click My Computer
then system restore
Place a check mark by turn off system restore
Windows will give you a warning click yes
Now go right back to the same place and unchecksystem restore
A few things to help with possible threats
SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites to your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from accidentally running or downloading known malicious programs.
After the installation, click Download Latest Protection Updates. When it finishes, click Enable All Protection.
Download and keep these updated and run weekly if you don't already have them.
spybot seach & destroy
Download and Install a HOSTS File
A Hosts file is a plain text file which prevents your computer from connecting to malware and spyware sites by redirecting the connection request to 127.0.0.1, which is your local address. If you use a proxy server, or if you are on AOL, be sure to read the special instructions.
You can download the MVPS Hosts File and see a HOSTS file tutorial here :
This website also contains useful tips, and links to other resources and utilities.
Make your Internet Explorer more secure
From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools
menu and then click on Options
Click on the Security tab
Click the Internet icon
so it becomes highlighted.
Click on Default Level
and click Ok
Click on the Custom Level
Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
When all these settings have been made, click on the OK
If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button
Next press the Apply
button and then the OK
to exit the Internet Properties page.
You can read about alot safer surfing here
Keep windows updated here
And it goes without saying do not
open Email from someone you don't know.
This is how you may have become infected
Safe and Happy Surfing.