I have (or did have before this malware attack) a nicely working home network.
I have an old windows xp which is not wireless but I want to use it.. I have an old non-wireless laser printer attached to this xp by cable.
I ran a ethernet cable from the modem through my router into the xp. As I recall, I used the xp as the host to set up the network.
I have this windows 7 PC we are working on which gets its internet connection directly from the router and it can see the xp and it's printer
I have a wireless color inkjet printer which gets a signal from the router and this windows 7 pc we are working on.
I also have a wireless windows 7 laptop which also connects to the home network.
All of these devices are connected to the home network with shared files.
I made this setup myself and not being computer savvy, I have to study and read and follow instructions as best I can.
This setup was working great for me. I could print from either printer and transfer files from one computer to the other.
I have not noticed any problems with the xp computer, although I was afraid that some malware could migrate to other devices on the network.
Do you think this particular virus could move around on my network??
I have not used the windows laptop since this malware attack.
I have not been into any of my banking, brokerage, paypal, etc, sites because I don't want to type in any passwords until we have done all we can to make the computer clean.
Before we did all this work, my Firefox Browser was out of control. I couldn't keep a homepage. When I tried to type a homepage in tools, the browser kept offering choices
of several options, most of them financial websites and a website where I had downloaded roguekiller (Very wierd). That problem seems to be cleared up. I think I did that by myself. I think I removed all browser history and found something like a browser memory which I deleted. I can't remember exactly what I did, but the browser seems to working properly.
I do still see something on my Thunderbird email program, I had not seen before and it is still occuring. When I go to thunderbird to read mail, I am now getting the pop up message
"The account [email protected] is being processed. Please wait until processing is complete to get messages" This only for a few seconds and then my new mail is downloaded.
Also this malware changed my desktop background. Just now I went to "change desktop background". One of the options was a group of pictures I had taken of my car
under C:/users/Rich/mypictures. There was supposed to be only 10 photos of my collector car in that folder but there a number 11 photo, a very inappropiate photo that I had never seen before. I went to my pictures in the library "my pictures" and sent that picture to recycle.
I think most everything is back to normal until I may discover something else wierd.
I sure appreciate your help. I don't know anyone or any computer shop around here that I could trust to tackle this work like you have done.