I am cleaning up a friends machine that was infected with Winiguard, Baloon.exe and cFrog.exe. The machine is a Dell Desktop with Vista Home Basic running just over 2gigs of RAM. When I got the machine, it was running EXTREMELY slow, I could not connect to my network, and I kept receiving Winiguard popups.
I have already ran MalwareBytes, HijackThis, and Combofix and will post the logs. It appears that I have successfully removed Winiguard, Baloon.exe and cFrog using MB, HT, and Combofix as well as some manual registry deletions. However, I am still seeing that the machine is running extremely slow and every window that opens shows a "(not responding)" message in the header for about 45 seconds. I am still unable to connect to my network, as well.
Whenever I try to open Symantec or IE I get an error message that reads as follows:
.dll...is not designed to run on windows or contains errors"
The header of the error box reads "iexplore.exe - Bad Image"
When I close the error box, the system tries to open Internet Explorer.
I'm just wondering if anyone has seen this error message before, if it's related to a Malware item that I've missed, and if it could be causing the problems that I'm seeing with the machine...i.e. ridiculously slow load times, ie not working, no networking...etc....Also, how can I fix it...hopefully short of reinstalling the entire OS. Any help is greatly appreciated in advance!!!
p.s. the HijackThis Log File attached is after I removed Winiguard and related malware, but the MalwareBytes log is before the removal of the infections. I ran MB just a short while ago and it returned no infections...however, the issues persist. ComboFix did not show me a Log file, but I'm sure it put one in the directory folder somewhere, and I can get it if needed. Thanks again!!!