Posted 09 September 2007 - 02:16 PM
I downloaded the McAfee program and it immediately claimed to have found and blocked several trojans. As soon as it did that, the comp started acting a little crazy...
AOL signed off and the comp could no longer detect my wireless network. I tried to mess around with the McAfee program, which I suspected may have been the culprit, but I really had no idea what I was doing and in the end decided to remove the program entirely.
After I uninstalled the program, I restarted the computer and that's when things got REALLY bad. Most of the software listed on the windows toolbar completely dissapeared! They were still on the desktop and listed under programs, but most of them will not open (they all have some kind of error message when I try to open/run the programs). Not even going to safe mode helped!
To top it off, the computer cannot detect anything I plug into the USB ports (printer, USB key, etc..) and I can't perform a system recovery because I am unable to back-up my hardrive (the recovery wizard won't allow me to select the back-up option - it will switch my selection when I select "next"!).
The Hijack This program is one of the few that I can still get to run, but I don't have any way to post the log because I can neither acess the internet from my comp, nor can I save the log on an external device and post it through someone else's computer (which I am currently using to post this here message!).
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.