I have a Windows XP system that I am working on that I am pretty sure has a virus...
These are the symptoms
Cannot access the control panel
Clicking on internet explorer does nothing
Cannot access My network Places
In command prompt I am getting an IP address, gateway etc... I can release and renew but still no connection to the internet through Internet Explorer.
Also can ping 127.0.0.1 which is successful...
Tried to run windows messenger to establish a remote assitance connection... it asks to launch the web browser to register... the browser never launches all I get is a script error message.
Tried to reinstall Internet Explorer - no result
Tried to install Road Runner Medic - no result
Email will not work.
Checked under registry in H-Key-Local_Machine - software-microsoft-windows
-current version - run .... one of the items listed is 17669.exe
When booting an error message occurs stating DLL intialization failed 17669.exe
I looked in the log files for app errors their are a lot of WCI ERRORS.... I do not know what this is but the description says "Cleaning up corrupt Content Index Metadata C:\system volume information"
Their is are also application errors stating MCShield6.0 is the faulting application in Kernel32.DLL
which MCShield is a component of Mcafee anti virus...
I also tried sfc /scannow which just disappeared.
I cannot access my computer
I can access system properties
I can access file and folders through the run command.
Application and control panel type windows will either not appear at all or just pop off the screen for no reason.
I am thinking it may be this virus but I am not sure
Since I am unable to connect to any sort of internet or network connection I cannot run any online virus scanners.
I am wondering if anyone knows of any virus that may behave this way and/or of any anti virus software that can be downloaded and used for free.