I contracted the virus New Win32 - I don't know how. I am using a Dell 8300 XP Home Version 2002 SP2. McAfee caught it just after I upgraded from their Internet Security Suite 8 to their Total Protection product. Total Protection contains the Security Center, Virus Scan, Personal Firewall, Site Advisor, Spam Killer and Privacy Service - all updated. It found it, but could not quarantine it. It said it removed it, but had to reboot, which I did and it was still there.
It has now removed ALL my files, photos, artwork etc. I ran a System Restore and got my programs back, but they are pretty messed up. I've run a file recovery program that retrieve primarily junk. I've run Ad-Aware, Spybot, and a few others I can't remember. My Windows was just updated, yet still this virus will not allow me to boot into Safe Mode.
Can ANYONE help me get rid of this monster?
Thank you for any help and advice,