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Generic Win32/DrWatson/Explorer.exe/etc errors

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Ok, so about a week ago I started getting problems with my internet connection. Naturally, I tried to fix it using the repair function, and unfortunately it always stalled at "Clearing Netbt." I looked into this error, trying nearly everything I could find to remedy it, but nothing worked. My last resort was a Winsock Fix. So, I ran the Winsock Fix, restarted, and it worked. I could repair my connection and everything seemed fine. So, I loaded up my computer game and started to play, only to find myself tabbing every few minutes to look at a new error.

Ever since then, everytime I start up Windows, I keep getting a series of errors. Win32 Generic processes/Explorer.exe/DrWatson has encountered an error/WindowsLive Msn; they all encounter errors. It doesnt happen immediately, and almost seems at random. I can open Firefox, and surf the net for a little while before it starts shutting down, or I can open a videogame for up to 10 minutes before it starts.

Ive done a few system restores, ive ran AVG, and removed some viruses/cookies/malware. I uninstalled AVG, then installed Avira, doing a full system scan and removing a worm and some other junk. Ive cleaned out internet caches and other temporary files.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:49:19, on 30/08/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zon...kr.cab56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab56907.cab
O16 - DPF: {F5A7706B-B9C0-4C89-A715-7A0C6B05DD48} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab56986.cab
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: ,
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe

End of file - 3208 bytes

I havent had this system for very long, and ive been trying to limit myself to what I have on it.

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll

Im not so sure about this, and considering my recent Winsock endeavors, I dare say this might be the cause. However, I dont know much of anything about computers so any input would be highly appreciated.
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I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum. If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Alright, apologies for wrong section, and thanks for the help.
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No problem and if everything is cleaned and problem still happens then post back in this topic and we will look at other options to correct the problem.
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