A couple of days ago I noticed some anomolies in the way windows was running (sluggish, heavy network activity, that kind of stuff). I ran Spybot, but it didn't find anything. I used the advanced mode to check the system startup menu and discovered I had a bridge.dll (flingstone according to Spybot) in there yeah me!!!
Somehow while trying to get rid of it, something else strange began to happen. In my phase of trying different virus checkers and spyware detectors to get rid of the bridge.dll, I think a virus got installed. Windows now automatically shuts down when the computer boots. My background comes up and the desktop icon briefly appear, then a command window flashes up on the screen with a single command line that is gone almost immediately and the window closes and windows shuts down. The command is something to the effect of "C:documents and settings\"user"\shutdown -a". The syntax may not be exactly correct on that one.
I can however boot in safe mode.
I also discovered that I have an old version of Spybot (not 1.3) so that may be why Spybot didn't find it, so I'm going to try that later this evening.
Oh great and powerful computer gods....grant me the wisdom and strength to break free from the bonds of tyranny of those that wish to do us harm. Bestow upon me the power of computer ressurection and I will forever be in your debt. (hows that for drama )
Adding some system info:
Win XP Pro SP2
McAfee 7.0 latest updates
Edited by greaser, 23 May 2005 - 04:00 PM.