Now with that showing, I tried to install maleware removers and spypot search and destory but the computer will not let me run any programs ! all I can open is internet explorer.
I get a warning like this : application cannot be executed! the file "whatever program it is.exe" is infected. please activite your anti-virus software.
You are most likely not doomed. What you have is a rogue program. Most of them are simple to remove. This one is of the type that likes to prevent executable programs from running, which explains why you cannot install any new programs or run your antivirus. Please follow these steps precisely.
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop from here.
Go to where you downloaded the MBAM installer and right click it. Rename the file by simply adding a different extension to the end of it. I usually add a ".scr" or a ".prt" to the end of the file name. Once it is renamed, double-click on mbam-setup.scr (or whatever you named it) to install the application. When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings. When the installation has finished, leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Click the Finish button.
MBAM should start. If it doesn't start, you will need to navigate to where you installed it (usually C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-malware) and you have to change the name of MBAM.exe to MBAM.scr (or .prt or whatever you want). Once MBAM.exe is renamed with a different extension, double click that file and MBAM should start now.
Go to the UPDATE tab and click the CHECK FOR UPDATES button to update it.
From the SCANNER tab, select a QUICK SCAN and click the Scan button.
After the scan finishes, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found. Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad. This log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. Copy and paste the entire contents of that report in your next post.
MBAM may tell you to reboot your computer to complete the process. If so, then reboot and post the contents of the log afterwards.
Edited by possumbarnes, 25 May 2009 - 03:57 PM.