I've been handed a generic (government decommissioned) PII computer showing 327 megs of RAM on a 6 gig drive running Win 2k at SP4 with file type NTFS to fix. It was found to be badly infected. After a thorough multilevel attack on the pests, we got down to only remnants of 2 back door trojans still showing in services but generating errors in the event log for failure to start. Basically, the PC comes up clean but has some damage. I've done a repair installation using the manual, interactive method, done system file checking, etc. What remains is that no network icons exist in network connections but I can connect through the Ethernet port to the web on my home network. The rig has both a modem (US Robotics) and a Linksys NIC and both show as working properly in device manager. I know the NIC works as it will get an IP address from my router. What I am finding is that several services will not start including Com + Event, Telephony, and Network Connections. I receive a timeout (1053) error upon attempting to start them manually even though I've set them to automatic. I've used google to find references to this error and there seem to be many and have followed the advice of several including re-registering some services. The steps I've taken are too numerous to mention right now. I am using the administrator account as I found it devoid of a password. The two backdoor references found were "soxpeca" and "mabidwe". I found several strangely named user accounts and was able to remove them. The PC shows an AV program running from Computer Associates but I cannot say it's up to date as I've only now been comfortable plugging it into my network. I need to get the network connections problem fixed and then hand it back to the nuns and get them to stay off the gaming sites that they seem to frequent. Any suggestions? Thanks
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
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