Here is the Hijackthis! log if that even helps...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:48:15 PM, on 7/27/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2009\Shredder.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=74&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=74&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! ?u?
Hey everybody.. first post here.
Something just happened and I'm not entirely sure what. I have an HP Desktop Computer I purchased 18 months ago and my OS is Windows Vista.
Just a few hours ago I was in Tuneup Utilities 2009 and Avast popped up and said there was malware in a few different locations. I remember one of them being C:/windows/system32/vsfocetgxcpvqn.dll
I tried to send it to the chest but it said it was in use and couldn't be done. I then deleted the .dll file and a couple other ones that Avast! had said were Malware.
After I rebooted the computer the display settings had reverted back to a more standard appearance and I was unable to do anything. I couldn't open up Mozilla Firefox or any other programs. Did I accidentally delete a .dll file I shouldn't have? Is there a way I can fix that?
I'm currently in Safe Mode with networking where it appears I can do most everything (including being on the internet). I have Avast, Spybot, Ad-Awaere, and Malware Bytes (but it appears Malware Bytes does not work ever since I deleted some of those .dll files).
I am not computer illiterate by any means... but I've never had something like this happen to me before. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I ran Hijackthis and createad a log file if anybody needs me to post that at all....
Thanks in advance...