of spyware/malware infestations, can still leave residual side effects which never seem to go away. When I get to this point, I will backup my files, format and reinstall. It's the only sure way to know you have a clean machine.
I have had my HP Pavilion 810n for about 3 months. I run
WinXP Home,athlon 6400 3300+ processor, pre-installed
Sv Pk II with all current updates, Norton Internet Security 2005, and three antispyware programs.
For some time now I continue to find distorted or superimposed print on website pages--CNET being one of
them occasionally. I've had other people check the sites and they don't have that problem. This is completely new to me since no virus or spyware of a serious nature has been shown to be on my machine.
I have conferred with HP tech support and they have been very helpful but nothing has fixed the following problems:
1. Machine would not make recovery disks and HP sent
them to me overnight FedEX.
2. System ran a dfks disk check without being prompted.
3. A Could Not Read Memory error showed up on shutdown.
4. During the day an error message appeared saying
my machine had recovered from a serious error.
5. IE needed to close on opening--MS error base said
add-ons were involved
6. Shut down problem again said Win32 needed to close
These problems have occurred between 3-31 and 5-12.
With the help of HP I did find some memory dumps, trimmed the startup list, etc. Their last suggestion
was that I had spyware. I did find some regkeys with
medium grade spyware and removed them.
I operated a Win98 HP for 6 years and had no experiences like these certainly not when it was NEW.
Will I have to scrub and re-install WinXP? Do I have
a lemon that needs replacing. When it is working which is most of the time, I love the speed of this machine.
I'm sorry this is long but this is a convoluted set of
problems. Anyone had any similar experiences? I need
some more expert heads than mine. Thanks for any
ideas you can give me.