I downloaded/installed videoaccesscodecinstall.exe onto my PC while attempting to see what I missed at the end of Cloverfield. Luckily I have a mac laptop so I have been able to access information on the virus while keeping my PC disconnected from the internet. I am running Xp home edition
I read somewhere that a combination of SuperAntiSpyware and SmitFraudFix would kill the virus, and as far as I can tell it did. Upon first attempt it seemed unsuccessful, but i tried it again and the programs that were trying to access the internet as well as change my home page have ceased (at least for now, as i am leaving it running to make sure they havent returned.)
Although one of the other parts to this virus was that it blocked me out of task manager. When i press (ctrl+alt+del) i get the message "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator." I booted up in safe mode and found that aside from my account (which was the only account as well as only admin previously) there was another account labeled administrator. I'm not sure if this is unusual, but this administrator account is not available for selection when i boot up regularly.
So now, i seem to have little issues with rogue programs, but my account is still lacking administrative privileges, and i am unable to delete the administrator account that i see when i boot in safe mode. I tried a system restore to a week ago, and that did not work, i just got the message that "no changes have been made".
Not sure where to go or what to do from here, any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by SunDevil6875, 23 January 2008 - 03:29 PM.