A client brought in a laptop with the following config (Basic):
* Win XP home
* Athalon XP 2600
* ATi Video
* Dialup connection to the internet
Upon recipt I noticed that regedit, and taskmgr would not operate.
(open and close after a few seconds.) I Renamed the two files and opened regedit.
I also noticed an extreme amount of outbound traffice on port 445 (microsoft-ds). From a dial up connection to the internet the machine ceases to access the internet. On a Lan connection it is slow (Probably from all of the outbound traffic)
I found nothing in HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Current Version/ RUN (Run Once) (Run Services) that should not be there.
I also checked in HKCU/etc........
I have used Hijackthis, Adaware, and Spybot S @ D to remove all malware
I used NAV, Mcafee, AVG, TRend Micro, and TDS-3 to determine that no viruses were on the system.
To no avail I cannot see a running process that is initiating this flow of traffic, or the changes that prevedt regedit and taskmgr from running.
here is a list of running processes
Any help would be great.
Other things that I have tried include:
System file checker
MS info to determine that all loaded modues were from known sources.
I know that the file somehow uses svchost.exe to function, but don;t know what file calls it.
Thanks in advance.
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