Please go into Safe mode, then type this. Start > Run > Msconfig > Startup,
Report back if you find anything weird.
(I got this Peter. )
Moved to Malware Discussion > Home User Assistance for better attention and header adjusted for brevity.
Edit: Thanks Conor...;-)
I'm not as computer saavy as I used to be so I'm not sure what is to be considered weird. But here are a few of the start up items that I was questioning.
dumprep O -k
The last one listed looks familiar and I think it was a file name of the virus that McAfee had found in one of the scans. Does any of this help you to help me?
That didn't help as much as I like, some of them are things that need to run to help your computer but,
Are any of them running from "C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\Temp"
not exactly. the last two that i listed are running from
c:\doc and settings\all users\app data\
and both are .exe files.
Please disable the last two, and the blank one,
Reboot in Normal mode.
omg. so awesome to not see those freakin' balloon windows. thank you, thank you, thank you.
now, i have the sys conf utility message telling me i should go back to normal startup mode to undo my changes. should i?
also, i still have system restore turned off. can i turn that back on again?
I would download malwarebytes free located here and run.See what it finds.About half the way down on page.download in safe mode with networking.make sure you update and run.