posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 11:00 PM
I had been getting the same types of errors. Unfortunately, it is a trojan and a virus (2 pieces of malware). I regret that I didn't write down the
name of the trojan/virus before I closed the window - if you get the name of it, please post it so I can do some research on what it does. I
installed Ad Aware, downloaded the updates, and then scanned after the download. It found and cleaned the virus off my system. Once the virus was
gone, I seriously upped my system security. The virus/trojan had disabled my firewall and did who knows what to my system.
The link to Ad Aware is www.lavasoft.com...
I'm also running Trend Micro PC Cillin. Although the software (with updates) found a problem, it didn't find and clean the trojan/virus. It merely
generated error messages. IMO that's an indicator the Trend software sees the virus, but doesn't yet have the programming to identify or remove
The errors were driving me crazy. I used to work IT, so I kept at it until I found something that would clean it off my system after a manual removal
failed. To see portions of the virus, do a search for 46TY65M3*.* It creates files in the Windows/System32 directory and creates entries in the
registry. The files are supposed to belong to a search assistant utility, but the utility has been coopted by the virus. The virus rewrites its
files to the hard drive after manual removal of the files and deletion of file references from the registry, so there's some add'l component to it
that I was unable to track down.
I'm not sure where the virus originated from, but there is a possibility that one of the ATS servers is infected. Might need to run some scans just
as a precaution.