... I will answer some of your questions, but first I will ask a few.
On March 16th 2009, you have a topic started and based on some weird file names, Broni
asked you to post in the Malware forum. You did not respond to that, nor post in the malware area. Why not? View post HERE
You were again asked to post in malware. I understand you can't do some of the steps, and that is ok. Let the malware staff know that. We are suspecting malware/ virus and until you are clean we can not proceed furthur.
Now some of the things I know are as follows.
1. Uninstall AVG. That is all copies. It looks like you have 2 (the free one and version 8.5)
2. Only have 1 antivirus program running. Multiples will conflict.
3. Remove any remnants of AVG by using their cleanup tool (found in the link in my signature).
Did System Restore - even tho I can do same w/ HP software - right/same?
. System restore takes you back in time before a issue became a problem. Its used for say a bad install. You do not lose any data.
Did Erunt/Emergency Recovery - doesn't it do same that's on Emergency Backup CD I made from my HP computer?
. Erunt backs up your registry only. The emergency Recovery CD allows you to do other functions as well. Having both is good practice.
Malware antimalware (MBAM)is for malware as you state. We highly recommend it.
titles in Add/Remove
Ad-Aware show Is this Adaware Se or Adaware 2009? If it is, it is resource heavy-uninstall it
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware show Keep this
ATF Cleaner no show Keep this
ERUNT show Keep this
AVG Free 8.5 show Uninstall and run their cleaner
AVG Free Edition no show This might be part of AVG Free 8.5/ Uninstall/ see if it goes away
Registry Mechanic 5.2 show I would uninstall
. We do not recommend any registry cleaners.
Spybot - Search and Destroy show Uninstall/ there are other programs recommended in the malware forum
Spybot - Search and Destroy 18.104.22.168 show - 1st time to see this listing Uninstall
Juniper Networks Host Checker No comment/ I know nothing about it.
SpeedUpMyPC 3 no show No comment/ I know nothing about it.
Driver Detective show Ok to leave. Your choice
CCleaner show ATF cleaner is better. CCleaner has a registry cleaner we stay away from.
Program >Speeditup Free no show No comment/ I know nothing about this.
ParetoLogic > Driver Cure no show No comment/ I know nothing about this.
PC Drivers HeadQuarters > Driver Detective show No comment/ I know nothing about this.
winsockfix no show No comment/ I know nothing about this.
Instead of Spybot, the malware techs (I believe) are using Spywareblaster and Spyware guard.I am not a Malware Tech, but when I also see odd named files and weird programs, I will also recommend the malware forum. They are the experts. When they deem you clean and if you are still having issues, you can return here.