1. For the past two weeks, Internet Explorer will not open at all. When I click the IE icon, it flickers but nothing happens. I am able to connect to the internet via AOL and Firefox only. I think, but am not sure, that my IE stopped working after I removed a trojan called VMundoB, using a removal tool I downloaded from Symantec.
2. Last I looked, I had 48 running processes. Someone on another forum said that there should only be 11 or 12.
3. TrendMicro's virus scan, which I have to access via AOL, hangs at about 24% no matter how long I wait. This is also a relatively new problem, as I was able to run it smoothly via IE in the past.
I've run updated Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware, Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta, and NAV from safe mode several times and TrendMicro's antispyware program as well. Aside from a few negligible risks, nothing has showed up in any of the scans.
My computer is a Dell Dimension 3000 with Win XP Pro SP2, and I am using SBC DSL. I have downloaded all available Windows updates. I do not have installation disks for my OS as Dell no longer includes them with their computers.
I can post a Hijack This log if needed.
Thanks for any help you can give me.