Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:24 AM
Last week I was infected with antivirus xp 2008. All the recovery points I had were erased. I could not navigate correctly on the web, or get my networking in safe mode to work. I could run in safe mode. I downloaded Malware onto a disk, and ran it in safe mode with no updates. This got my machine running, slowly, but well enough to update malware and run it again. Since then I have run the antivirus software I had installed before this happened, AVG and Spybot. I run registry mechanic regularly during this process. I ran Qwest Quickcare and found more malicious files to delete, as well as windows live care. I was looking for some software to check my windows registry, when I ran into this sight.
The problems that remain:
1. No networking. I can connect to the internet, browse, get email etc., but not my LAN, including my printer. I have run the wizard etc. to no avail.
2. My desktop apparance only runs in windows classic, no other option is available. The theme always to defaults to "modified theme" windows classic is there, and others, but it always resets to modified.
3. I cannot change windows automatic update to on. In my computer - properties - automatic updates, everything is grayed out.
4. Slow. Boot up takes twice as long as before. Moving and renaming files is rediculous, I get (not responding) prompts on a regular basis, even though it always starts working again.
I am wondering if there is a way to check all the files in Windows to see if I lost some, or if they are hiding, etc. I am hoping that this might get my desktop and networking back.
Windows XP home service pack 3
Intel Q6600 2.4 HGz with 2 G RAM dual NVIDIA Geoforce 8600 GT
Thank you in advance for any help.