Vista security 2010 causing problems

By ksean
Feb 11, 2010
  1. Over the past 3-4 days, my windows "vista internet security 2010" has been going crazy (note: prior to these last few days, my security center has NEVER popped up or interfered with any aspect of my computer, which is almost 3 years old at this point) and pops up several times an hour notifying me of a different malware/trojan/virus/keylogger/etc..

    I've also noticed several programs running in my task manager that have User Name or Description, and when I try to see the properties of it, the only option allowed is "Perform Administrative Tasks" (which leads to a bunch of options/preferences that are all grayed out and unavailable to change. Considering that I am the only person who uses this computer and am the 'administrator' user, I don't understand why that occurs) Also, when I try to end task them I receive an error saying "The operation could not be completed. Access is denied"

    The programs are:
    rundll32.exe (there are 2 others using 660K and 396K of memory, the one with no description/user name is using 264K)

    This is the first time that I've ever noticed these programs not having a User Name or Description.

    The first symptom that I noticed however was when I attempted to play Team Fortress Classic (through Steam) that I am unable to verify my connection to any servers.

    Also, I have tried to download several of the recommended programs to aide in the removal of them, and after I download them and try to start them I can get no further than the "Allow this program to run/install?" prompt; after selecting "Ok" nothing happens.

    I fortunately already possess a copy of HJT and can post the most recent log of that, but I will need assistance to be able to get any other logs, I am sorry =(

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    These are all normal Windows services, other than JUSCHED, which is a Java Update.

    Try to correlate your popups to accessing website pages; there are a lot of bogus warnings
    that try to induce you do download a fix which is in reality the real virus!
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

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