Today I ran a full MBAM scan and discovered that 7 files were infected with Trojan.Vundo., which were then quarantined and deleted.
After the MBAM log popped up, a message from Windows popped up telling me that:
1. several files were modified and could not be recognized by Windows.
2. running Windows with those files might make the computer more unstable.
I was asked to insert my recovery CD of Windows, but because I only have the backup CD of Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, and not Service Pack 3 (which is what my system currently has), I let Windows accept the unrecognized files.
My questions are as follows:
1. Is it possible to insert the backup CD with the SP2, and then later download the SP3 from Microsoft? Will any programs or files be deleted or corrupted if I were to do this?
2. Should I just forget about inserting the backup Cd I have and let Windows run as is? It seems to be running ok for now.
3. Why was MBAM unable to prevent the trojans from infecting my computer? I thought the paid-for version was supposed to prevent such things and the free d/l was to only clean up the mess. I have KIS 2009 too, and it didn't detect anything
4. Should I post a HijackThis log in the forum? I don't want to waste anyone's time, but I also don't know if MBAM cleaned up every infected file.
Thanks. I really appreciate the people behind Geeks to Go