Posted 09 May 2008 - 02:53 AM
Im running XP pro and had a major malware/virus problem 12months ago and Ive felt things have never really been the same since. I got a flashdisk virus from a university computer which copied itself to all my flash drives at home and almost infected my entire household :| (it got my ipod too!).
Anyway, Im having problems again. This time my Programs Files folder is being protected by something. It says Access Denied whenever I try to move/rename/delete files within the program files folder, and its stopping several programs from accessin their config files when they load.
Im 90% certain it's only Program Files (my HD is partitioned, C:/Program Files has no problems, E:/Program Files is where the problem is), and all other files I've tried have no problems.
In safe mode there are no problems. Ive scanned with Norton, AVG, SUPERAntiSpyware, and from my basic understanding nothing from a HIJACKTHIS log gives any indication why this is happening.
Im a little lost what to do now...I could use a clean wipe but thats a lot of effort if its something minor.
This only started a few days ago and I don't remember anything specific happening on that day. I don't have system restore on as it was the major cause of my previous virus problems.
Any help or information to point me in the right direction would be appreciated.