Im usually pretty good and keeping my computer protected and clean. If I ever get a virus I can usually fix it myself by researching and such.
This time however I'm not so lucky, I cant seem to figure it out at all.
I recently got a new wireless card for my computer because I thought my old one was really broken, the hard covers had come off so the insides were all sticking out. My internet had been running slowly, I just figured it was the source of the problem.
Today however, Firefox crashed, and I couldn't get it to come back up at all, it would just keep crashing. Same with Internet Explorer, it would load a page and then crash, telling me that "Internet Explorer has encountered an error and needs to shut down."
Google has been redirecting to a sub-site instead of Google itself, like I was searching through an outside website.
I finally thought to try safari, I got the internet working but every Google link I clicked would redirect to something completely irrelevant.
Throughout my troubles I have not been able to load MalwareBytes or AVG. They both pop up with error messages before they even load. I originally was trying to re-download AVG because I figured whatever virus this is deleted essential files from the program, but my installation failed stating the registry key was invalid.
I believe I got into this mess having made the mistake of downloading an infected torrent file. I usually scan them but as I said, my virus programs haven't been working lately. Stupid me.
I tried starting in safe mode but it would get stuck and not load at all. I tried doing a system restore but the restore point I created when I installed my wireless card is gone, as are all other restore points.
Right now I'm using a different computer, because I cant even access an internet connection on mine anymore. I cant disable my connection or repair it, its quite frustrating.
Id like to post a HijackThis log but I don't know how I would do that at this time.
I would really appreciate if someone could just help me, talk me through or something.
running, windows xp service pack 2.
Edited by Jennasie, 09 March 2009 - 11:43 PM.