| 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!