Quote: Originally Posted by idemockle
To answer your question about my virus scan software, I use AVG free version, but I had it deactivated for a week or so a while back because it was incompatible with a game I was playing at the time.
Why on Earth and everything else in the Universe would you do that????! Deactivating your anti-virus for even longer than 5 minutes (in my opinion) should be considered a capital crime...
Your anti-virus was off for a week, and that alone should have the alarm bells ringing, especially if during that time you browse the 'net or used discs and usb drives of friends and relatives.
I've quickly perused the log you attached, and I see a lot of errors in the lines of "00000574 Manifest hash for component ..... does not match expected value. ".
Under the circumstances, this corruption, combined with no AV, would indicate a virus.
Can you please post screenshots of Task Manager (after enabling "Show Processes from All Users"). Take multiple screenshots if the complete lists of tasks require scrolling to view everything.
Do the same for the "Startup" section of MSCONFIG (<WINDOWS_LOGO_KEY>+<R>, MSCONFIG)
I want to try and determine what is running that should not be there...