Major problems with Sasser worms etc.
I am having the worst luck with computers at the minute, i have formatted and reinstalled XP over 15 times in the last month due to different problems.
First it wouldn't install anything, and had a limited page file memory error when i created the user accounts. Then i tried over 5 formats but still nothing, then i put 98 on for a few weeks, ok but soon yearned for XP again as its much quicker when it works. Then a couple of times XP just refused to install. Again back to 98 for 2-3 weeks, but it was excrutiatingly slow. XP on again 4-5 times, various problems. Yesterday i format again, install XP (all goes well), create users (fine), and restart a few times, all is perfect, never been faster UNTIL.
I install BT Broadband and hook up to the internet, i contract the Sasser worm, upload 811 worm, upload 17100 worm, wrksvr worm, and several others, including that stupid NT authority shutdown ****e. Of course i can't update windows as im getting error messages saying explorer has to close etc, which upsets the clock settings. Now when i boot XP, its seems ok until i try and run anything, the process runs in the background *you can see them listed in control panel* (eg. Btbroadband.exe) but nothing is displayed, then suddenly i get an error message saying explorer has to close. Ok, explorer loads again and now i can run programs fine! Its weird.
What i do is i install AVG, Adaware, Spybot S&D, and Kerio and battle my way through to the Windows update, get all security updates, install and restart. Scan everything, found so many worms, took most off (the Sasser wouldnt move, so i used cyberscrub) and they seem to be all gone, but im still getting the error message on startup. I keep running S&D and its finding these files:
Double click - 1 entry
Avenue A, inc - 1 entry
DSO exlploit - 5 entries I remove them, but each boot up they're still there!
Please help, ill attach an example of the error message.
This XP seems to be more trouble than any other OS! :beard: