Firstly I would like to say sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I'm not good with all this technical jargon and this hijack thing, so I took an educated guess and decided to post here, after, of course, reading the "Read this before posting" thread.
I'm pretty certain I have a virus although I do not know exactly where from. Every so often the screen would go all weird as if only the top row of pixels were dragged all the way down. It was easily solved though. Sometimes it would go off on it’s own, other times I had to press alt + tab to refocus the program. I just thought it was maybe my own fault for being a bit rough with the ‘lid’ of my laptop.
It all started this morning when I got up and turned my laptop on. My digital camera (which is old) and lead were still plugged in to one of my USB ports. When it started, it kept rebooting itself after the 'Fujitsu' screen came up. I took it out and tried again. This time it got past the screen but instead of saying "Start Windows Normally (recommended)” it said something like “Windows Repair (recommended)”. Please note I don’t know the exact phrasing because I didn’t bother to pay much attention to it, but the idea was the same. So, I did that and it said something similar to “Windows is loading the files”. Then, however, the ‘top row of pixels’ thing happened again, and not being able to alt + tab, I decided to reboot. The second time the program came up fine and after scanning through the information bit, I noticed it said something like “Windows may restart several times during this process. If it does and your computer is not fixed, just retry it”. So when it restarted, it did work and everything was well.
Quite a panic, I thought, so I decided to run a virus check with the free AVG 8.0 scanner. But, it wouldn’t open. I thought it was odd so after various attempts at trying to get it open, I decided to completely remove it from my computer using the ‘Uninstall program’ thing, but I get this message: http://i39.tinypic.com/11vp4io.jpg
After clicking details I get this message: http://i39.tinypic.com/2sajswp.jpg
Which, when copy and pasted, says this:
” Installer initialization failed due to following error:
Error: @AvgErrorCode_0x0253 %FILE% = "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8"
I tried Googling this error and found a Yahoo Answers page instructing someone to run ‘regedit’ and delete the files. I followed the instructions but nothing happened! Another answer suggested re-installing AVG and selecting the repair option. Good idea I thought. That is, until the download had completed: (I know this isn’t an AVG download pictured, but it was the same effect and as you can see, it didn’t work with a later download either).
As you can probably tell, it’s unclickable. At first I thought it was an AVG thing so after asking my father, he suggested getting a better anti-virus program called Comodo. However, the same thing happened when I did that.
I again tried Googling help on viruses, but most involve using a scanner which unfortunately as you can see, I don’t actually have one available.
Just this second after writing the previous paragraph I tried deleting the AVG icon on my desktop and I got this rather worrying set of files appear before me when I clicked ‘Yes’ to ‘Are you sure?’. Here they are and this is what happened when I clicked delete on both of them, but I have yet to delete them as I don’t know what they are:http://i42.tinypic.com/33mpuad.jpg
I really need a miracle!
Also as I said I’m a beginner when it comes to these things, so I’ll try and post as much info as possible but I do apologise if I leave anything out, please reply and tell me what (and if necessary how) to post them!
Here’s some things that...look very helpful. :Shttp://i41.tinypic.com/mb3m06.jpghttp://i39.tinypic.com/2nqf8up.jpg