Well if you reformat, make sure you get xp sp2, make sure if you go to install the printer, DONT use the cd that came with it, go to the hp site and get the drivers that way, they are probably updated drivers VS whats on the cd.
Also check for possible bios updated/ driver updates for your HP computer as well on that site, often times they release bios updates that sometimes have fixes for related issues...
I could help you do all this now, but with all your other programs that are not working such as norton etc... I would say go ahead and back it all up, reformat...
on another note yes there have been many vulnerabilities with myspace lately, viruses, spyware etc...
I had one where someone tried to add me, and when I clicked the profile to see who it was, it brought me to a myspace page, ill go ahead and show it...
This is an intresting thing I ran across. I posted screenshots and the actual link below. Another virus sweeping in Myspace attempting to appear as the new "My Space Messenger" while my spaces messenger ( if and when working ) is an online messenger and not a download...
Warnig I submitted that file to symantec myself, as it was not detectable by my vurrent definitions. They detected it as a virus and did release definitions for it.
Here was my submittage to myspace
During usage of myspace someone attempted to add me as a friend by the name of Naomi, when I clicked the name to view the profile, the link it took me to was this...http://www.space-im.com/
I did download the file , and scanned it with Symantec, it is not infected, however I believe the file is something that will compromise a users system. ( The file IS infected with a trojan )
Also the page it links you to is all fake, only the download links work.
I also provided some screenshots to help you in case this link is gone by the time you read this...http://img519.images.../invalidup8.jpghttp://img519.images...invalid2zp6.jpghttp://img45.imagesh...invalid3gk5.jpghttp://img73.imagesh...invalid4nh2.jpg
A few days later
This message is an automatically generated reply. This system is designed to analyze and process virus submissions into the Symantec Security Response and cannot accept correspondence or inquiries.
Please contact your Technical Support representative if more detailed information about your submission is required. Do not reply to this message.
Below is a status update on your virus submission:
Date: July 18, 2006
We have analyzed your submission. The following is a report of our
findings for each file you have submitted:
filename: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\myspaceIM.exe
result: This file is detected as Trojan.Emcodec.B. http://www.symantec.....emcodec.b.html
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\myspaceIM.exe is non-repairable threat. NAV with the latest available definition detects this. Please delete this file and replace it if neccessary. Please follow the instruction at the end of this email message to install the latest available definitions.
this is a fake install dropping a trojan.
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