well i re-installed windows again, i'm on it now scanning for viruses. i use avast and also eTrust EZ Antivirus.
EZ Antivirus has popped up saying that the file c:\windows\system32\msupdate.dll is infected with 'Win32.Soclaip.B'
it is asking me to reboot my system now to permanently clean the infected items, but i'm afraid that if i do then my machine will go back to hanging at startup.
this infection cannot be found on eTrusts website, nor does it show up on google. the alert is telling me that i have the exact same file (same filename and directory) 61 times! surely this is not possible. is it the program that is having a problem?
i'm doing a scan with that program now as well as scanning with avast. EZ has said that that virus has been cleaned and that another one has been deleted. AVAST isn't saying i have any viruses at all yet!
do you know what's going on?
Edited by kevinski, 24 November 2005 - 01:41 PM.