Thank you zigzag
for your help!
I would like to give you some more info before I follow your current instructions to see what you might think before acting on instructions to see if you wish to change any instructions.
Zonealarm has never been on this machine. What I mean by that is I have never personally used it and I have never downloaded/installed it.
My antivirus app is AVG Anti-Virus 2011, program file version: 10.0.1209 and this is the paid version. I have been using this program for years with the following OS' without any issues whatsoever; Win XP Home Edition; Win XP Pro; Win Vista Home premium; The Beta version (release candidate) of Win 7 and also on this, the Full retail version of WIN 7 Ult 64 Bit which I purchased directly from Microsoft.
I am using the Win 7 firewall.
After creating this thread but before I received your response I ran AVG after updating and found no infections.
I then ran Malwarebytes and found multiple infections and I have attached the the MBAM log file for your review. I removed the infections which I believe were caused by the downloading/installation of the trial version of WIN.ZIP. I believe the infections came from a program called FACETHEMES which was bundled with WIN.ZIP. There may have been other infections not caused by FACETHEMES as well.
I have removed FACETHEMES from the machine.
I will run SFC/ SCANNOW after posting this info to you and I will go to the link you provided for echecker and read that.
I would like to refrain from deleting AVG from my machine until you have had a chance to review this post and after we see what happens with scannow.
Also I found and I did not know the Windows Defender was also running on this machine and I don't remember initializing it but I wonder if there is a conflict between it and AVG and also I have Spybot Search and destroy on this machine as well.
Thanks again very much for your help and I will post again after running scannow.