Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:01 AM
Okay, my computer's been infected with something. It regularly puts up popup ads for stuff like DriveCleaner, MagicAntiSpyware Wizard, WinAntiVirus 2007, and other bogus programs. Now it's gone a step further and changed my background to a "YOU ARE INFECTED! DOWNLOAD THIS!" message, and it's also disabled the Task manager (when I try to access it it says "Task Manager his been disabled by your administrator").
First things first, I want to restore my background and task manager, especially the task manager. I know that you have to look in the registry and delete a certain entry to do so, but I can't remember where to look for it. So can someone tell me where the entries are, and what I should do after that? I'd just do a reformat like I usually do, but my XP cd key stopped working. Thanks in advance!