Winsta.dll + more?

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  1. Tjen

    Tjen Registered Member

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    Since last night I've been getting strange errors. At first Windows XP Pro wouldn't even start up until i chose to restart using last known working configuration.
    Then, when it did start up, It was running in 4 bit color and 800x600 resolution and couldn't be changed from those settings. Also, when right clicking on My Computer and clicking on properties, I got a Winsta.dll error that looks like:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Tjen/winprob2.jpg

    So a search for Winsta.dll lead me to this formum, to this Thread:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=13309

    I figured it might be a virus so I tried to run a scan with Symatec but everytime I hit scan, I get this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Tjen/winprob3.jpg

    I uninstalled my video drivers and went to install the newest ones and got this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Tjen/winprob1.jpg

    After reading the bit about being infected with a backdoor on the previously mentioned thread, I assume that's what's happening but I'm still not sure...
    Any help as to what to do next would be helpful. I think I'm about ready to back up my good stuff and re-format.

    Also, every now and then I get a message popping up syaing My system is screwed and I am directed to this site: http://www.repairsupport.com/ to fix my problems. I don't fully trust it though.
     
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  3. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Don't click ok to that popup, but i guess you already know that ;) :D. Did you try this:
    from Tony Klein's post?

    You can download winsta.dll here:http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?winsta

    You could try running the System File Checker:
    After this try some the free online scanners in my signature, and/or scan with Norton in safemode:
    Hope this helps. :)
     
  4. TonyKlein

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