Sounds like you may have a Vundo/ZLOB/SDBot infection, all protected by a
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
Run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
, or other appropriate forums for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
Support for Windows Update:
For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I can browse many different sites, but when I try to get to Windows Update
> or any Windows download, I get the "The page cannot be displayed" message.
> I ran VundoFix, XoftSpy, and McAfee and nothing was found. I am assuming
> it is a virus, but nothing can find it. I can only start the computer in
> safe mode, or I get the BSOD with IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
> If anyone has any ideas, I could sure use the input as I am ready to
> reformat that machine.