I'm hoping you can help me out. I somehow got a virus on my desktop that I can't get rid of. I am running Windows XP. It seems to have disabled my admin privileges. When I boot in safe mode, Malwarebytes finds several problems, but the computer needs to reboot to fix them. When it reboots, it won't allow Malwarebytes to finish, as it says I don't have privileges to access the files.
I tried System Restore (my tried-and-true method for killing viruses) but the same thing happens. Same with Spybot Search & Destroy AND SuperAntiSpyware. It seems that in Safe Mode I can access almost everything and all the programs find errors, but then need to reboot the system, which goes automatically into regular boot-up mode, and then the removal/restore processes can't finish because it says I have no admin privileges (even though it's the admin account). If I try to go into safe mode when those programs automatically re-boot, nothing happens.
Most programs will only run in Safe Mode, so I have no luck trying to start Malwarebytes or any of the others in regular mode.
Any help would be MUCH appreciated! I am usually pretty computer-savvy but I am quite stumped on this. Thanks in advance for your help!!!
Edited by scrapally, 28 February 2009 - 01:20 PM.