After a Windows update, My client's Dell with XP Media Center was crashing (bsod with stop errors - no files listed) - I uninstalled the most recent updates but it didn't help;
Then I disabled all unnecessary startup items in msconfig and the bsod stopped;
When I re-enabled the SpySweeperUI.exe/startintr
ay the bsod came back - right after logging in to the desktop
Tried to uninstall Spysweeper - only got a bsod, BUT then the red circle with an X (bogus) warning came up in systray saying my "system was infected"
System Restore had Restore points listed but nothing happened when I tried the Restore wizard - clicking Next to initiate Restore did nothing!
Then I knew I had to run SDFix & Combofix to try to fix it
The computer had other problems - bsod whenever I right-clicked on anything or even Edit/Copy from the Explorer menu; or Alt/Enter to get Properties on an object.
I've run SDFix & ComboFix - I forgot to run HijackThis before those, but I ran it afterward and attached all 3 log files.
SpySweeper runs fine now, and the other crashing problems seem to have disappeared . . .
Where do these infections come from?
I've had 3 clients get similar ones now - 2 running Trend Micro and now this one running SpySweeper with Anti-Virus 6.0