On the morning of March 1, I awoke to find Windows XP SP2 Security Center warning me that I had no Anti-virus protection.
Sure enough, overnight my ZAIS 7.0.486.000 Anti-Virus real-time protection had been turned off. The Anti-Spyware protection was still on, but further investigation revealed that my firewall had also been turned off. Entries had disappeared completely for firewall zones and myVault, partially for programs and privacy site lists and my various ZAISS settings had been weakened.
The ZAISS logs were empty, but I searched the PC for *.logs to see if I could find anything. I found a kave_876.log, which began at 12:12am March 1 with an execution error, followed by a dump.
Nothing else seemed amiss. I restored the settings and ran my SpySweeper 126.96.36.199 (clean) then ZAISS Anti-virus, which hung scanning C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components\jar50.dll. I rebooted and re-ran the scan on the Program Files\Mozilla Firefox directory - this time it was ran clean.
Wondering if I'd been hit by some sort of leap year-triggered malware, I set the clock back a couple of days and restored my disk to a Feb. 28 image. I'll see if it triggers again when my clock reaches March 1 tonight.
Any idea what hit me?
Windows XP Home Edition
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Message Edited by goingconcern on 03-02-2008 07:27 PM