constant lag while gaming
Lag while gaming is NOT an indication you are being hacked. Merely a conclusion that your network is not fast enough to relay the information between your computer and the gaming server.
unable to change workgroup name
Why would you want to change the workgroup name?
antivirus won't update
This could simply be that your network connection completely failed and thus is unable to retrieve the updates. On the other side, the only thing I can think of that will prevent AV updates from being installed is malware, which has already been ruled out by the malware staff.
game lounges are to a minimum
Again, not an indication you are being hacked, but merely a result from a bad network connection to the server.
processes starting on their own
Now this one is interesting. What processes are starting on their own? Please list their names.
Also files are unhidden in folder options...
The anti-malware programs you used probably turned them on. Just hide them again and you should be fine.
I am getting a bsod caused by tcpip.sys when trying start a game.. crash address is tcpip.sys+12e4e9 bug check code 0x1000007e System thread exception not handled
perameter 1 fffffff'c0000005
perameter 3 fffff880'0653e6c8
major version 15
Sounds like an issue we can address. My first thought would be that this might be some damaged files. Do you still have your installation disk?
I was gonna ask how to do an external port scan to see if the same ports where open? do I just get my external ip and login from an external network and portscan that ip?
Forget Wireshark. Forget portscans. If you installed a firewall on your computer, or use the standard windows firewall, you won't have any open ports that you should be afraid of. And on top of that; You are behind a router which will probably bounce the majority of the unauthorized attempts on the network.
Edited by Artellos, 19 May 2012 - 05:14 PM.
Forgot to add some stuff.