My first time registering at this forum but I have consulted here a number of times w/ issues and have usually found ideal help. I may be out of luck this time though.
I'm running XP (sp3)- P4 and 1Gb Ram(old) and have been using NOD32 AV, Spybot, and then also have Super Antispyware (free) installed and also Malwarebytes. In December/January I had a "minor" infection w/ the "google" or "yahoo" virus which I believe I was able to remove (malware bytes on a flash drive). After then in January I had another minor infection w/ tdss (recollection on name) which I thought I removed. After this, it seemed my Spybot was less effective than in the past (hind sight now). It now seems as if it blocked my spybot entirely?
Yesterday I got hit with a major virus/trojan infection from multiple fronts. I have been using Malware Bytes and Super Antivirus to scan and try and remove these pests. I'm at my work computer right now so I'm going off recollection. Two or 3 of the infections were in the memory stores (according to SAV software) and then 64 infections in the registery and then several more in "files." I am able to scan for the infections but then am unable to reboot to remove/quarentine them. One of them hijacked my desktop and placed a notice in my system tray saying my computer was infected. I love their humor despite wanting to punch them!
I have tried in Safe Mode and also safe mode /w the intenet connection blocked. I have removed some of the files manually as that seemed to be my only option. Prunnet.exe was one and then a few others placed in the system32 folder. One of the files in registry was "juan" (whole battery of them).
Any ideas where I can start or what to do? I'm looking at a rebuild but that is my last choice. How can I remove anything if I can't reboot? Whatever is infecting the PC is pulling the system resources restricting the reboot process. Or it's smart enough to make sure I can't reboot.
Any help is wonderful! I will do my best to answer questions and/or follow directions to the detail.