No other runnings applications at all (and no other security applications)
Scanner in “Scan My System” hangs, after a successful signature update, in the folder C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.Networking.RtcRes_6595b64144ccf1df_184.108.40.206_en_16a24bc0 which only contains the file rtcres.dll. I clicked Pause, then went to Windows Explorer to check the folder. Shortly after this explorer.exe crashes. The same thing happened after a reboot, but this time in C:\RECYCLER*something*.
My Windows XP is heavily slimmed down. However, this bug occured on a newly installed and slimmed down XP. Before I reinstalled Windows it was even more slimmed down but then I didn’t encounter this bug. In other words, my system is closer to the original full XP now, but still I encountered this bug now for the first time.
I’ll reinstall CFP later and try this again. Will keep you updated.
I think it really is a bug because I was able to reproduce it in a similar environment…it’s something with the latest virus signature update (:AGY). cfpconfg.exe was consuming CPU like mad, and it made csrss.exe use the other portion too >:(. It was so slow that I paused the scan and tried to cancel, but it seemed to freeze. I had to hard reboot using the reset button, which I haven’t done in a looong time.
I performed today’s signature update and scanned again (without reinstalling CFP). Now it doesn’t hang anymore. On the other hand there was a false positive:
Worm.IRC.DelTree.3.AAV(ID = 0xb2fc1) in C:\WINDOWS\system32\tzchange.exe
tzchange is a Microsoft Time Zone file and I can ensure you it hasn’t been exposed to malware. I reinstalled Windows yesterday and before I plugged in the network cable I installed CFP. Haven’t done anything “dangerous” this far.
EDIT: I’m not sure the scanner problem is resolved after all. I realize that it stops in the very same folder I mentioned in my first post, though without hanging.
If it is a problem with the signature updates, then installing an earlier build would be of no use…correct?
Why am I losing my internet during the process? After the scan fails and I reboot, my net is dead. Haven’t looked deep into it, yet (may have to soon), since it was a fresh format, I just said…“hell, start over.”