I have troj_tdss.sma and no wireless now

Gateway notebook / M-6309
February 2, 2010 at 12:49:20
Specs: Windows vista
I have a 2+ year old Gateway laptop with Vista OS and Trend Micro Pro Security. Recently (about a week ago), my wireless card/access quit working.
I had been having battery problems with it dying quickly and shutting down on the drive home while in sleep mode. When it did not turn on right away I chalked it up to that. When I fired it back up, the system tray/taskbar showed it was loading a driver for a new device (none was hooked to it). My wireless network would not load after that and Windows could not locate any networks afterwards.
I decided to do a Windows AutoUpdate as I was a couple of weeks behind on them. I did this and then performed a full system Trend Micro scan. It found, quaranteened, and deleted the listed threat (troj_tdss.sma).
I still have no wireless access or network detection. I have also been getting warnings that my computer does not recognize a USB device but none are connected.
BTW, I have never been able to download Vista Service Pack 1 due a code that both Microsoft and Gateway support say is probably due to system error that would require a total reboot/overhaul/whatever it is.
Please help! Also is there anything I should be worried about with this sending out my personal info?
Trendmicro's site says:
This Trojan connects to the following Web site(s):

It accesses Web sites to download the following file(s):

%Program Files%\COMMON FILES\311189CHAR.EXE
%Program Files%\COMMON FILES\460683CALC.EXE
(Note: %Program Files% is the default Program Files folder, usually C:\Program Files. )

I do not know what this does or means. Should I be worried? THANKS!

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February 2, 2010 at 16:27:39

It's classed as "Low risk" by Trend Micro.

Go here and follow instructions under the "Removal" tab.


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February 2, 2010 at 16:52:15
Thanks for the reply, Pip. I do not see a "removal" tab on the link, but my Trendmicro software says it removed/deleted it. My real problem now is I do not know how to restore my wireless connection. Or why the computer is "seeing" a USB connection it does not recognize, when none are connected.

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