Malware Problem?

  I,Me and Myself 08:06 27 Jun 2007

This post is related to my previous post

Big PC Problem

but I have renamed it.

Yesterday our PC started acting weird.

We lost all of our System Restore calendar, if we click on a link to a web page we get a box saying the following:

An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist.


Then IE6 opens about 70 blank pages.

We also get the following box appearing when we try to access the System Restore Wizard:

A runtime error has occurred.

Do you wish to Debug?

Line: 212
Error: Calgrid is indefined

I have ran Ad Aware, CCleaner, Spybot S & D, Spywareblaster and done a thorough scan using Avast. At 4.30am I awoke to find that there was Malware which I was advised to move to the chest.

Our PC is still not running properly, the above error boxes are still coming up and System Restore calendar is still not there.

Can someone please help.

  umbongo(uk) 09:15 27 Jun 2007

this is courtesy of jock snow on another forum please read
link below
click here

  rawprawn 10:06 27 Jun 2007

Try a system file scan first. Go to Start/Run and type sfc /scannow (Watch the space between sfc and /)and hit enter you will need your xp cd

  rawprawn 10:08 27 Jun 2007

You would be well advised to buy a good backup program such as Acronis, after you sort out this particular problem.
click here

  I,Me and Myself 12:15 27 Jun 2007

rawprawn - you'd be right in assuming Win XP but there is no disc - it is built into the CPU.

Will it be best to do a system restore and restore the PC to the factory settings?

Can I ask another question related to this problem?

Is it a firewall problem? We have a Netgear router with built in firewall and no ther firewall running. Is that safe?

  umbongo(uk) 14:15 27 Jun 2007

did you read the link i posted ,fixes the issue at hand
cant find anything on it being a web based attack

just enable inbuilt windows firewall as well
if you want added security

  rawprawn 15:03 27 Jun 2007

As umbongo(uk)says enable your windows firewall.
I would not revert back to factory settings untill all other avenues have been explored. If you feel that you are not up to umbongo(uk)suggestion by editing the registry, have a look at this link, which will give you sfc with very only a very minor registry alteration.
click here scroll down to get instructions for sfc directly from your C: dreive

  rawprawn 15:06 27 Jun 2007

Failing that can you borrow an XP CD, any one will do the job.

  p;3 19:07 27 Jun 2007

a link TO your previous post would also help as would getting a log checked out by
click here

and log from

click here

  I,Me and Myself 23:25 27 Jun 2007

umbongo(uk) - yes I did read the link nut to be honest i haven't got a clue.

rawprawn - I have a Windows XP CD - what now?

  I,Me and Myself 23:35 27 Jun 2007

Can I also just say that I cannot always access the lunks that you are all advising me to click on, I just get one of the grey boxes coming on and then loads of IE6 pages opening up and have to start accessing the internet again.

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