WinXP Home, Dell 8300, DialUpATT, ZoneAlrmv3.7.202, VisualZone, Norton SystemWorks, NAV2003 w/current updates, Sysbot S-D, NO CHAT, MUCH
Internet Website Hopping on seedy locations. 1st:ZoneAlarm mssg "I am
infected w/known malicious program-don't allow it internet Access. (COM Surrogate-DLL Host.exe is a known malicious prgm also known as Nachi or Welchia. My NAV full sys scans never detected this. Ran 2 removers from Symantec site: WBlaster.D & Nachi, nothing found, ran safe mode & regular.
2nd.Noticed many SRVHOST.exe in TaskMgr-Process List. GenerincHost Process for Win 32 were present (2 of them)seen on top of ZoneAlarm & if these were not given access to net via InterExplorer 6.2600 no internet contact possible. One of these always was monitoring Ports b/n # 3400 to 3599. These were always like this. I restrict all on ZoneAlarm, only IExplr6 is direct to the internet as Server. The Spooler SubSystem, Generic Host 32,
LiveUpdate, & Spybot Search-Destroy. ALL WAS OK FOR A WHILE...NEXT
came a delay upon clicking the Desktop Icon, any Icon... I click & no response whatsoever, until apx. 2 minutes pass & then all of those prior clicks appear @ once...(Dozens)...then if I shut all but one, I could use syst.
Next it became worse such that it isn't possible to use computer. I manage to get on w/comp but barely. I have all the Windows Updates installed, run the AV always & keep it current, Sysbot SD daily, no Chatting ever. Today I changed the Icon on a desktop Shortcut via its Properties access and after doing this a new problem began...a rectangular 3" X 4" box kept flashing on & off, it said..."File Download" w/a green bar across center, a globe icon upper left & folder icon upper right. When this flashed on every 1 seond it
would take control of the desktop menu. The Task Manager showed 1 to 2 flashing rectangles & said only "File Download" this went on for 1/2 hr & unit was never online during this. Manual Power Reset & then OK, until I clicked that same desktop short cut, it began again. I deleted the Icon & it continued, until Recycle bin was emptied. I had been told by Dell Tech that maybe too many startup items, msconfig to uncheck most...same prblm w/
delayed icon activation. After this came the flashing FileDownload & we
went into service.msc changes the three "what to do if system fails" to do nothing, also changed something else in there...same problem w/Icons on Desktop & start menu....we used systemrestore in sys tools to reset system to Oct. 14...one week back...the oldest date available. It still does same delayd activation of Icons. I am hoping I can resolve this unknown prblm w/o wiping my hard drive and reinstalling. I am holding off on a major software install (3Gig & 2 complex search engines. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT
THE CAUSE IS OR HOW TO RESOLVE THIS. THE ORIGINAL EXE FILES THAT WERE FLAGGED AS MALICIOUS, ETC ARE ALSO WINDOWS SYSTEM 32 FILES...WHAT SHOULD BE IN THE PROCESS LIST TO OPERATE SYSTEM?
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY AND SEE IF YOU CAN PUT YOUR FINGER
ON THE ACTUAL PROBLEM. I am also concerned that the problem might be from a bit of infested data...jpg, gif, doc, txt, ??? Help????Thanks much!!!! Be advised-tonight I ran another Virus Scan at www.housecall.antivirus.com
& this came out clean.