Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:36 PM
One day I launched Internet Explorer 7 and it went into this weird spastic action. Suddenly, the screen turned white and various toolbars were flashing rapidly, I could barely make out the address bar, then the Start Menu started moving from top to bottom. The computer seemed like it was having a seizure. I tried bringing up the task manager via CTRL-ALT-DEL to end Internet Explorer, but nothing came up. Then I heard that dreaded 'pung' sound, which repeats itself and starts and stops eratically. I couldn't do anything to stop the seizure, so I just shut off my computer manually by holding down the power button.
When I turned the computer back on, everything was back to normal. Yet, I'm suspicious of a virus, so I tried backing up my important documents on my flash drive. Yet every time I drag and drop or try to copy and paste to the drive, I get a message saying, "The directory or file could not be created." By the way, this problem started happening before the seizure. So, I tried backing my files up on a Rewritable CD. But when I clicked, "Write files to CD", then it brings up another error message saying that it could not copy files to CD and gives a list of options as to why (CD is defective, not enough space on CD, etc.) But the CD is fine, as I have other files already written to CD and it still has plenty of space left.
So, right now, I'm running a full Norton virus scan to see if it can detect anything. After that, I will run a Webroot SpySweeper scan. That's all the anti-virus programs I have. But if these programs don't detect anything, what should I do? I'm willing to go through a manual removal if that's what I must do.
I have an HP running Windows XP SP2.
Please help me!
Thank you very much!
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