|Running windows XP pro using Firefox 3.0 to browse, have AVG 9.0 Free Malwarebytes and Spyware.|
A few weeks ago I received a virus that instantly froze my computer and kept giving me millions of popups of random yucky sites. Not sure how I got it, except for the fact that I had just downloaded a DivX codec update for my computer.
Since then, I ran my virus scanners and found two trojans in my Firefox folder, and one in a World of Warcraft folder. I'm pretty good at running a virus scan manually with one of my programs once a week, and my AVG does it for me every Wednesday at noon so they i get the feeling they all piggy backed on something and got in.
Have run multiple scans with each, and I'm pretty sure I got the virus clean out of my computer. However; almost every other time i shut down and turn on my computer the next time I have to go in and manually turn on the DHCP Client and the Wireless Zero Configuration in the services panel from my Control panel even though they are marked as automatic.
Cannot steam media in WMP (tells me to check my proxy settings, but other computers in the house are streaming media fine)
cannot upload to youtube, or photobucket
primarily adobe (but a few other programs as well set to automatically search for updates) cannot connect and freeze when the connection fails.
Any help would be great since I really do not want to have to do a complete system restore since the last time I took in my computer to the local comp doctor they turned off my system restore thing that saves dates throughout the month for me to restore too.