1. only on start up the message window from TimbuktuPro that TCP/IP connection cannot be established with some possible reasons. other times when i manually run the application thers is no error message.
2. Whenever i try to start the checkpoint VPN the following message pops up. "The ordinal 1109 could not be located in the dynamic link library WSOCK32.dll". also when i try to right click on the VPN link and run a Mcafee virus scan the same message pops up.
updated and ran malwarebytes and superspyware one after the other on the machine. MBAM found 2 registry entries
Hijack.Shell and Hijack.Shell.gen. superspyware found a trojan in a directory on the desktop which i deleted as i did not need the files anyway. despite these steps the same error showed up.
did a system restore to Thursday when the system was not infected. did not help. which is where i am now.
been able to browse and open Word and other applications. there is an IE window running Internet payday ads which cannot be closed.
Any help is appreciated.
edit: deleted log file...
combofix fixed it..
Edited by atlsall, 30 January 2012 - 06:37 PM.