Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:11 AM
My OS is Windows XP. I run AVG anti-virus. My computer started running very slowly and acting strangely. (Desktop icons would disappear and reappear). I received a windows security alert icon in the bottom right of my screen stating that automatic updates was turned off. When I clicked it to turn it back on, it said it couldn't be turned on and to go to the control panel to turn it on. I went to the control panel, and it showed automatic updates as being turned on. Then, I attempted to open task manager and it said task manager has been disabled by the administrator. Then, I performed a full system scan and AVG detected the downloader.zlob trojan horse infection, which it claimed to have repaired. I then attempted to run Spybot S&D. It attmepted to do a scan and before it locked up, it picked up the task manager thing. Shortly after, it froze up. The webpages I had open (this site), worked okay, although somewhat sluggish but the taskbar is inoperable. I tried to click on spybot in the toolbar but it wouldn't allow me to open or close it.