Begging for help! This is also my first blog/topic of any kind, ever. I found a link to combofix, with instructions to only use it from your site. Very responsible of them, but the link bypassed all your warnings not to do it alone. Combofix did its thing, then I managed to restore my internet connection. The connection itself is there, and my icons are there, but I cant get online or do anything else. Nearly ALL my program icons say "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion."
The past week or so I had the redirect/ad coupon drop virus. I downloaded the 2013 AVG free protection to start, then my Google didn't work. I tried to uninstall AVG, but it didn't fix it, and then I couldn't turn Windows Defender back on. I tried a few malware scans recommended on your site, but they didn't find anything. I finally restored the whole thing back a week or so, then it worked fine.
Till last night when it suddenly kept saying Internet Explorer has stopped working, repeatedly popping that tab up as soon as I would try to close it. It wouldn't even let me Ctl-alt-del to get out of it. Today it would work for a few minutes on Yahoo, then start acting up again (virus-like, not wifi problems.) So I got out my old laptop and found a blog with links to you. I had a moment on the ill computer when it actually let me on, so I went right to the Combofix link and downloaded. Now nothing works, and I have seen all your warnings too late. I have the log saved on that computer, but its also under an "Illegal Operation" key.
HELP! What do I do?
PS, I just found out I can get online through the Windows online help page, but my IE and other icons still dont work.
Edited by rvparks, 06 December 2012 - 03:32 PM.