Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:25 PM
My computer is really messed up and I don't know what to do now! I accidentally let in a bad virus or something through limewire about a week ago. It was the sort that redirects searches and gave me lots of pop-ups. I downloaded thing like Nod32, Ad-Aware, Spybot, programs that I know to be good at dealing with this sort of thing. I thought I had the problem under control; my anti-virus programs removed most of the infected files but a few were unaccessable. But my computer has been going downhill for the past two days.
First, I logged on one morning to find my taskbar missing. I figured out how to get it back by messing with the Taskbar options in Control Panel, but I have to do this every time I log on. When it is working, none of my running programs show up. Each time my computer starts up, my screen only shows my background for about three minutes before any icons or anything else shows up. Then I get a message saying something like 'application 0X800106ba failed to innitialize'. When I try to run certain programs (including Taskbar Repair Tool) I get runtime and vb errors, or they show up in my Task Manager Processes but don't load on my screen. Yahoo doesn't work for me as a search engine: the address bar shows that my search has gone through but the front page stays the same. Java apparently isn't enabled although Internet Options says it is. Links won't open, neither will most files I try to save. I can't copy or paste, in Notepad or Word or Explorer or anywhere. I can't do a System Restore; I have even tried booting up in Safe Mode and that won't work. I'm at a loss.
I've considered conpletely reinstalling Windows XP, but there are some files on my harddrive that I really can't lose and I can't burn them onto a CD, move them onto a memory stick, nothing.
My Nod32 has started giving me a warning about Win32\rootkit\Podnuha.AIO trojan but it's unable to do anything with it. Please help me! I don't know what else to do.