Is my computer compromised?

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Subject: Is my computer compromised?
Posted by:  Kompu Kid (degu…@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009

I have built myself a  new computer recently. I still have not fully
deployed it and keep using the old computer.

Today I started the computer and discovered that some internet related
software such as Skype, MSN messenger, etc. are not working.

Digging deeper I found out that the computer is not seeing the router.
I started  the repair process, no success.

When I tried to find out what IP the computer has with the cmd window,
I found out that there was a "regedit" command issued recently--the
"run" box keeps the last command issued.

I also found out that the computer has an "169.254.187.13" IP address
instead of 192.168.2.5 that it usually gets through DHCP.

The computer is running XP professional and has the latest updates. I
have AVG's basic version as an antivirus software and the security. I
also have Spybot-SD.

I am able to get the computer connected to Internet by manually
assigning it an IP address, etc. DHCP won't work.

I did some search on "169.254.187.13" IP address, but I cannot figure
out who owns it. Any ideas as to how I can find out?
I cannot figure out what was done with the regedit command. Any idea
how I can do this?

I am currently running a scan with AVG and will later run Trendmicro's
"Housecalls".

What else would you do?

Thanks!

Deguza

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